When I came to the US, I was very intrigued by Zucchini. Went through the same cycle as every Indian and assumed it to be cucumber, only to realize that there was nothing cuckoo about it, just plain Houdini. I stir fry it, grill it, sambar it , poriyal it..well..u name it. Houdini is a magician and magic becomes stale after a few shows, say what? Let me…
We visited Greece couple of weeks back, for Suresh’s participation in the historic Athens classic marathon. Athens was very much like Banglore,similar roads, lot of two wheeler traffic and people jumping lights. Awesome ! Made me homesick. If everything feels like home, why not the food ?? For some reason, Grecians think Zucchini will be liked by every single vegetarian. A fail safe concept. No, the king of vegetables, eggplant(aka brinjal) has his share as well. One needs to keep the king happy, after all. Most of the menu cards had English translation ,which on translated, read
( list contains vegetarian only due to the author’s lack of knowledge in meat dishes)
1. Grilled vegetables ( Zucchini, Egglplant and Peppers)
2. Steamed vegetables( Zucchini and Peppers)
3. Eggplant Salad ( Blended eggplant and yogurt sauce)
4. Spinach Pie
The Main course did not have anything worth mentioning for a vegetarian.
Five days, for lunch and dinner, I had one of the above, except for the last day when the Chef made me cry with some steamed Beans… Yes, God exists !!
The food was not great,but it was fun..
Runners from Suresh’s running group, post-race dinner..I took the photo while digesting my Spinach Pie.