Casa Ali ~ is a supper club inspired by all those with whom I have broken bread and shared food as a host or as a guest.
Located, south of the river in London, Casa Ali is just 11 minutes by train from London Bridge + a ten minute walk from Norwood Junction. The exact location is a secret (will be given out via e-mail a week in advance of the meal), it adds a little mystery! Continue reading Casa Ali
Barely two days old… this page is to share my passion for… *People *Arts *Spirituality *Food *Sustainability *Ecology *Communication *Gardening *Photography . *politics *Healing *Nutrition *Sharing *Couch Surfing *Civic Engagement *Learning and *New Technologies… aspects that nourish our identity and culture. Continue reading red green or yellow
Three of my photography students insisted I spent the last night with them in Pindi, Pakistan. We chatted, ate plenty good food, watched films on VHS and barely slept. Crashed out and caught a few winks in the same room, the living room, on couches, sofas and some on the floor with little or no bedding. Morning came, we had breakfast as we were in the family home of one of them . A tedious, dangerous yet exciting journey through a hail storm as the little entourage on motorcycles Continue reading Marking my 9/11
Dictatorial is thumbs down and negotiational is thumbs up for me – almost always! For Journeys of Love and More Love I have had to send the menu to Melbourne and to Singapore, to make sure, the taster offerings would get prepared in time. Not that magically one sends the menu/recipes and items get churned out just because I had also emailed pictures from the ‘prepared earlier’ selection. Different cities, different ingredients, not even the same continents – all different negotiations and different solutions! Continue reading Let a thousand flowers bloom
In Invisible Cities Marco Polo and Kublai Khan talk of cities that are like no other yet all are similar… with each trip, we never return the same person… we revisit our memories… compare between what was and what is, gain new insights… between hearsay and our first hand experiences, we let go of some prejudices and fossilise new observations. Continue reading from Lisboa with love… March 2011