Sunday, July 06, 2008
What's for dinner?
Mona has finally succumbed to the luxuries afforded by India and has hired a cook! Our cook, Rani, was recommended by our housekeeper, Pushpa. She has past experience working for a catering outfit and claims to be an expert in a range of different cuisines. She can cook both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food and can cook food from all over India. Apparently, she can also cook Chinese and Italian!
This is her first week and while she is still in her probationary period, the verdict is already out. After polishing off a brunch of finger-licking good steaming hot idlis, the decision is unanimous. She is good! Tomorrow night is Chinese. If she aces that, she is confirmed!
Rani comes daily, spend a couple of hours and cooks dinner for us. On weekends, she will come in the mornings and cook a brunch. She is quick, efficient and clearly skilled at her craft.
Mona is already relishing her new found freedom from the kitchen.