Monday, May 21, 2007

A Proposal for Culinary Experiments

PS ('PreScript') - I wanted to invite some friends for lunch on this sunday .. instead of the conventional phone call, i sent this mail.

Introduction:
The author has been cooking since almost 9 months. Lately most of his dishes have been arbitrary, innovative and often edible. However, most of these experiments only dealt with vegeterian items and the testing team comprised of only the author. The author, for no reason, wishes to expand the horizons of both his culinary domain and the testing team.

Related Work: Chicken is a very popular food item and is cooked in several ways in various cultures. However, one of the most delicious ways of consuming it, Chicken biryani, is a rarely explored idea in these parts of the world. The author, hailing from Hyderabad, the supremo of this dish in India, assumes that he has enough background knowledge to try cooking this wonderful dish. More truthfully, the primary motivation is that the author had bought some chicken on a whim on his last visit to the not-so-entertaining Asda and wishes to utilize it.

The Proposal: The author, having a busy schedule, finds no other day of the week except sunday suitable to invite people for lunch or dinner. Also, the chicken may not be able to stave of the bacteria for another week. Both these conditions imply that the chicken has to be cooked today. The author has some kind of a fair idea of how to cook it on basis of the innumerable ocassions he watched his mother cook delicious chicken biryani. At the same time, the author also realises that one of the recipients is a pure vegetarian and may not wish to consume rice that has been cooked alongside the chicken. So, the author is ready to embark on another experiment in parallel and toss up some kind of vegetarian noodles for the 'exceptional' case. The recipients may also, alongside, enjoy some of the many movies downloaded on the author's machine if they wish to. The author being quite flexible has suggested no timeline and is willing to act as the host for either lunch, tea or dinner or a combination of them on the pre-condition that he is informed considerable time before so that he can make himself awake and active.

Conclusions and Future Work: The author has shown why cooking chicken is both an interesting and neccessary activity for this sunday. He has also presented a guideline on how this activity could be conducted and how to deal with the exceptions. In summary--
Enjoy chicken biryani and/or vegetarian noodles (hopefully .. depending upon how it turns out) at Monte R365 today.
Time no constraint but preliminary confirmation neccessary.
The future work has to be conducted by the recipients who are expected to call and confirm/reject this invitation.

References: Have been ignored.

PS ('PostScript') - Guess, this makes it pretty evident that I have become a complete phd student now ;))

13 comments:

Meghna said...

A fully dedicated phd student's invitation :P
Awesome post...completely enjoyed it :)

Karan said...

bah.. who has d time 2 read such a long invitation.
it was nice, otheriwse :)

avinash said...

nice post!! but u forgot to write the abstract [:P]

aprameya said...

Try the "New and Improved Maggi" copyright oBeliX

http://appi101.wordpress.com/2007/02/06/the-maggi-incident/

kunal said...

rofl.. :D

by the way how did the biryani turn out to be?

Aravind Krishna K said...

haha.. great coincidence.. i opend to write comments.. & guess the captcha below....

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"phdjeqs" :P ... so u r eligible for PhD.. show this to ur advisor tomm. :P

aniket said...

nice, feeding so many mouths at once, and that too on your own innovative cooking. guess it's one of the little pleasures of 'grown up' life after graduationv:)

Dutt said...

hopefully, the invitees are safe yet tasting phd stud's cooking ;)).

Sreejith said...

send me some biryani by air mail ra.
I hope there is part-2 to this story where in u burn all the food and then starve the guests till they eat you up :D

mythalez said...

@meghna, thanku thanku ^:)^

@karan, I also summarised at the end for the impatient souls :P

@avinash, hmm the abstract is generally useful to decide whether or not to read the paper .. in this case it was mandatory for the intended readers to read .. hence no need of an abstract :P

@aprameya, well for that .. u need indian maggi .. not available here :P

mythalez said...

@kunal, it turned out to be awesome ;)

@aravind, I cant .. otherwise he wud know why I m writing the actual report at such a terrible pace :D

@aniket, lol .. u say that as if i m doin some public service here !! :D

@dutt, yep they r safe and happy ;)

@sreejith, well .. the biryani turned out to be so good that some wanted an encore .. which they got the next day .. and u live in india .. go out and get urself some proper biryani :P

Su said...

blatant plagiarism!

mythalez said...

@su, keep your baseless allegations to urself, you, nonfunction ed-in-C :P