The Arabs gave us their version of coffee, their version of tea and their version of religious fundamentalism (it’s no fun and they – the religious zealots – are mental!). They can proudly lay a claim to many things but they should not be prouder for anything other than what I dub the “best food” on Planet Earth!
I’m talking about the Shawarma sandwich. It’s cut up peices of heaven, rolled up in a khuboos or bread or whatever kind of roti you get, depending on where you get yours cooked. Cochin & the rest of Kerala have adopted this precious food as one of it’s favourite late evening snack or dinner. I just love them and my belly is full after having a couple of these, washed with a small milkshake down at restaurant near the bus stop. Perfect!
It’s still the first round of the playoffs and only two teams have won their first rounds. The remaining 6 positions are still yet to be confirmed. But this could very well be the match of the 2009 Stanley Cup playoffs. Needing a second straight home ice win to level their series at 2 all against the Chicago Blackhawks, Calgary came with all guns blazing. They quickly build up a 4-1 lead with some stellar play.
But a young & talented Chicago side were not to be outdone and they came back with gusto and tied it at 4 all. But the Flames were determined to win and they scored 2 more goals towards the end of the 3rd period to win the game 6-4 and level the series 2-2. What a game! I was o the edge of my seat as I listened to live commentary this morning (late night in Calgary).