Currying on

नमस्ते I love eating and cooking, and I am dearly looking forward to trying all sorts of food in India. So, the idea of ‘currying on’ – an image of my trying to keep myself open to new experiences, immerse myself in a new way of living, and enjoy rather than endure seemed a fitting metaphor.

I’ve told myself that if, despite the highs and the lows, the excitement and the stress, I can sit at the table at the end of the day and share a good, tasty meal with Jennie, then I will be happy. I will be currying on.

The idea to call this blog ‘Keep Calm and Curry On’ came from the slogan on posters used by the British Government at the beginning of the Second World War to inspire morale in its people in the face of invasion. You can see the original here.

I should add that the term ‘curry’ isn’t one that is commonly used in India. It’s primarily a western term to describe a series of dishes that are found throughout South East Asia. नमस्ते


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