Monday, August 28, 2006
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Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Monday, August 21, 2006
We found a Japanese restaurant in the Village that was perfect for a late Sunday afternoon.
Potato croquettes with shitake mushroom, cod dipped in egg and sauteed- with potato salad, white rice, Asahi beer.
After the meal I was lost in memories of biking around Osaka in the summertime. Much of my biking was to and from the restaurants of our friends, like Sorairo, 47, and Jukkai. I would gladly bike from NYC to Japan for another taste.
Sunday, August 20, 2006
The expansive beach at Besant Nagar in Chennai, India.
Alive during the cooler hours of early morning and late evening, everyone comes here to eat fried food, play a carnival game, and enjoy the ocean breeze. Vendors sell chaat, fried hot peppers and - my favorite - roasted corn on the cob sprinkled with lime and chili powder.
A small hand-cranked bellows fuels the charcoal stove where they hold the corn by its pulled down husk and, once darkness falls, you can see the sparks stretch downwind like a migrating flock of angels.
It is here that the tsunami wave swept over the sands in December 2004.