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5/24/11 7:24 P

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Indian food is wonderful; we have a good Indian restaurant here that is kind of pricey and I like the food that people have brought to Hindu Sunday School and Holi and such as that. I am working on learning to cook some of it but it is not as easy as say, cooking Texican, Mexican, Cajun or other Asian foods for me. Some of the ingredients are harder to get here, too. I have some great cookbooks but I've just gotten lazy in my old age.

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5/24/11 6:12 P

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I love Indian food! Nom nom nom! There is such a variety in that vein, though, that you could find things to suit all the doshas. I have a cookbook called Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-Healing by Usha Lad and Dr. Vasant Lad. They tell you what each recipe does to each dosha (increase or decrease it). I'm not as good at cooking it as I am at ordering it in a restaurant though. I'm working on it. I am not a vegetarian. Tangentially off topic, you remind me of something I read about languages. It's hard to hear consonant sounds in a noisy environment (think loud party and you can't tell if someone said "team" or "deem"). Island languages have a lot of vowel sounds in them, which have a lot more energy and are sustained longer. Easier to hear over the sound of the ocean. How fascinating that our climate and culture affect us in such noticeable ways like language and cuisine!

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5/19/11 9:48 P

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Anybody else have preferences for food that is not American? I live in Cajun Louisiana and we are famous for eating anything that doesn't eat us first with well entrenched groups of Latinos, African-American, Vietnamese, French, and other types of foods. I am just wondering if any of you have noticed that some cultures have certain dosha/food preferences, like anti-pitta foods for hot climate cultures (like us) or anti-vata foods for other climates? Also, are y'all all vegetarians? I'm not, and it seems like I read in the Charaka Samhita or one of those that if you grew up with a certain kind of diet, that it is foolish to change it too drastically or suddenly, because the people who lived where you came from have worked out over the years what is good for the people of that climate. And it may upset some of the other hindus I know, but scriptures plainly say that Lord Rama hunted. Anyone from a hunting culture knows that hunting something you are not going to eat is just wrong and like murder, and that culture hunted, so I have to assume that they were only vegetarian for lack of means to get meat then made it into a virtue. Any thoughts on this?

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