LOCAL EATS; in Whitechapel
Spicer, Kate, The Evening Standard (London, England)
Byline: KATE SPICER
A great meal, no matter the cost, is usually pretty straightforward - you sit, eat, drink, laugh, say 'wow' plenty, before paying the bill without feeling bitchy about leaving a decent tip. You trundle home feeling splendid.
Sometimes a meal is great for other reasons - good food not only educates your senses but provides a geography and anthropology lesson, too.
Did you know, for example, that the Indians use hot spices in their food to regulate their body temperature? So the hottest regions have the most chilli in their cuisine.
It's an obvious sort of a fact, but one I would not have ingested had I not eaten the odd curry sober and with a curious mind.
My brain got a good workout over dinner at Kasturi, an Indian restaurant serving the cuisine of India's …
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Publication information: Article title: LOCAL EATS; in Whitechapel. Contributors: Spicer, Kate - Author. Newspaper title: The Evening Standard (London, England). Publication date: May 29, 2003. Page number: 52. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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