Category Archives: The Food

South India in 6,000 Calories per Day

That’s what the online calculator says you need in order to propel 145 pounds of body and 45 pounds of gear 160 kilometers in nine hours. Judging by my fooding schedule for the 2100 kilometer jaunt down the subcontinent, it … Continue reading

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Uttar Pradesh: At Least the Food is Amazing

There are a lot of things not to like in UP – touts and pickpockets at the big tourist sites; roadkill, traffic, stares, and endless badgering about why you’re 30 and not yet married everywhere else – but the food … Continue reading

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My Month at Mango Tree, Part 2: The Food, the Friends, the Fun

First things first: I forgot to include a link to Mango Tree Eco-Resort’s web page in my last post.  If you’re interested in paying them a visit – whether it’s just to soak up the beautiful scenery there in the … Continue reading

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Nepalese Food: Life is Like a Plate of Dal Baat

Filling one’s belly in north India requires a bit of memorization.  Was that thing I had last night Chana Masala or Navratna (still can’t spell that word) Korma?  Biryani or Pulao? Malai kofta or veg kofta? Muttar aloo or aloo … Continue reading

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Fooding in Sikkim: Homestays Win, Hands Down

All those long ascents and chilly, shivery nights left me with a major calorie deficit.  Most of the time, I battled it with the usual one-two punches that had served me so well for the previous three months in the … Continue reading

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Finally India, Finally Fooding! (August Edition)

Tonight, I had an interesting/agonizing debate with a Hindu grandpa who wanted to make the point that there is no lasting happiness to be found on this earth.  Simple pleasures, like ice cream, often lead to pain, like frozen headaches … Continue reading

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Finally India, Finally Fooding! (July Edition)

Another month where Stayin’ Veg ain’t no thang. Somehow even after crazy steep inclines both of us twin Shakies still manage to make time to document our “fooding.” Veg Thali with a surprise twist: Textured Vegetable Protein chunks.  Chewy and … Continue reading

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Finally in India, Finally Fooding! (June Edition)

!ncredible !ndia Aga!n!  The one country (among the ones I’ve visited so far) where when you ask for a vegetarian meal you can be sure that nobody will say something like “Why would you want that?”  or “But it’ll taste … Continue reading

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Vicarious Exploration Opportunity: Spirulina Farm

Ever heard of this stuff?  If you travel in my circles, I’m guessing you have.  Little green algae, about as low as you can get on the food chain, packed full of vitamins and minerals and other sorts of stuff … Continue reading

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Burmese Cuisine: Indian for Breakfast, Chinese for Lunch, Beer for Dinner

I entered Myanmar knowing practically nothing about its cuisine.  I had promptly forgotten everything I had read in the Lonely Planet, I hadn’t bothered to look anything up on the internet, and I hadn’t gotten up the gumption to search … Continue reading

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