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So, this week I have been cooking Sri Lankan food from Charmaine Solomon's excellent book. I had some delicious pork curry leftover, and ate it at my desk for lunch. These two things then happened:

1. An asian colleague came into the office and said "Mmmm, that smells so much better than the canteen."

2. The former acting head of department came into the office and said "Chaps, what's causing that smell of mouldy socks?"

Date: 2009-04-02 01:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] totherme.livejournal.com
Did you educate the former acting head? :)

Date: 2009-04-02 01:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elvum.livejournal.com
We tactfully suggested that the combination of curry smells and hypothetical odours emanating from the relatively nearby toilet might be confusing him.

Date: 2009-04-04 04:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aca.livejournal.com
I was assuming it was the fish sauce he was picking up on! :)

Date: 2009-04-04 04:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elvum.livejournal.com
That stuff certainly has a tang to it... :-)

Date: 2009-04-02 01:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pozorvlak.livejournal.com
Mmmm, Sri Lankan food.

Anyone thinking of getting me a birthday present for a fortnight's time, that book looks good :-)

Date: 2009-04-02 09:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] terpsichore1980.livejournal.com
Unfortunately our (one the market) flat also still smells of said Sri Lankan curry...

Date: 2009-04-03 06:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elvum.livejournal.com
Hopefully the asian parents of the person who's already put in an offer (who came round yesterday) saw it as an advantage. :-)

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