Monday, February 19, 2007

One Deep Breath-Spices



Our daughter in law is from Thailand, a country well known for the spiciness of its cuisine. When the four of us dine at a Thai restaurant here in the states, Jim and I always order our food "mildly" spiced. Brian has "graduated" to "medium," but the server usually takes one look at Nantana and asks, "Very hot?" She simply nods her head in reply.

our
Thai
daughter
craves spice
hotter is better
pungent reminder of her home
~
my palate is mild mannered
cool flavors are best
westerner
at heart
fears
heat
Brian and Nantana are in Thailand now, where they celebrated Chinese New Year with some authentic Thai cuisine. Read more about their activities here.

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24 Comments:

Blogger Shaz said...

That looks yummy I love thai.
Prayers for a safe and happy journey for your babes.

2/19/2007  
Blogger Shelley said...

Hey, great picture, yummy fibs, and totally excellent innovations (color and inversion) complete the picture... I'm trying to stay purely appreciative without sliding over into jealousy...

:-)

(Thanks for your kind comments on my fibs as well.)

2/20/2007  
Blogger Jone said...

Yummy! I like the inverted fib. Very fun.

2/20/2007  
Anonymous Brian said...

Nice fib to go with the photo and story. I can't have spicy stuff anymore. :(

2/20/2007  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

Excellent fibs! I love Thai food but not too hot....

2/20/2007  
Blogger Tiffany said...

Excellent fibs! I like how you turned it upside down - just how your taste for food is opposite your daughter-in-law's.

2/20/2007  
Blogger Regina Clare Jane said...

Very creative with the colors! And the pic looks so yummy! May have to take a trip to the Thai restaurant tonight!
I loved the first one- there's nothing better than food from your homeland!

2/20/2007  
Blogger jem said...

I loved the second especially. Glad I'm not the only one to have a 'mild mannered palate!

2/20/2007  
Blogger Star said...

These are so wonderful because they are personal. I love that you've done two, one for the hot side and one for the mild.

Thanks for sharing the spicy link.

2/20/2007  
Anonymous hundred and one said...

These really made me smile. So few words yet the message is so well conveyed.

2/20/2007  
Blogger paris parfait said...

Love the contrast in your fibs (and the contrasting structure). Reminds me of once having dinner with Ethiopian friends, who had cooked. I took one bite and had to drink an entire glass of water.

2/20/2007  
Blogger Jodi said...

Great fibs. I too like my Thai food only mildly spicy. I had some just the other night, in fact!

2/20/2007  
Blogger Tammy said...

Yummy! Medium is my thing but enjoyed the story of your fib ;) XXOO

2/20/2007  
Anonymous Sandy said...

Great mirrored effect! I guess I am a medium, but do love thai spice.

2/20/2007  
Blogger Remiman said...

Becca,
You fibbed up and down about spices. Very clever.
I'm like you, mild is better for my taste buds.
rel

2/20/2007  
Blogger whitney said...

That looks yummy! I like how you used the two spicy fibs as a comparison between the tastes of you and your daughter. Btw, I love the pictures of your shih tzus on the sidebar (at least I think they are shih tzus). I have one of my own and grew up with two. They are the best dogs ever.

2/20/2007  
Blogger Mandy said...

i
guess
all's said
the comments
that i might have made
so here's just an encore from me

2/20/2007  
Blogger AnnieElf said...

Bravo. Take a bow, Becca.

2/20/2007  
Blogger Alex aka Gypsy Girl said...

Yum! I love spicy Thai food and anything Thai as a matter of fact! What a lucky family you are... Thailand is such lovely place with wonderful people...

2/20/2007  
Anonymous bella said...

Yummy Becca! I love spicey food - especially Thai. I hope your son & daughter in law have a great time.

2/20/2007  
Blogger Maxly said...

Loved your fibs and story. I can barely do 'mild'!

Maxly

2/20/2007  
Blogger Colorful Prose said...

The inversion and contrast was definitely quite clever. Great idea!

2/20/2007  
Blogger megan said...

inverted form matches inverted palates...mirroring the contrast..but even better is your oh so subtle observation on our cooler western self-possession...yep

2/21/2007  
Anonymous get zapped said...

Clever! These read so smoothly. Thanks!

2/21/2007  

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