"Tastes" of Kerala
Anthony Bourdain in this program “No Reservations” (aired in Travel Channel) takes us through the various yummy foods of Kerala. Anthony starts his journey from
having food from a local shop that includes beef curry, fish curry and fried quail. Then he goes to the shooting location of the Malayalam movie “Pokkiri Raja” and has a traditional lunch with Malayalam film actor Mammotty. Anthony’s next stop is a toddy shop where he is having a delicious fish head curry with cassava. Only thing he do not like there is the Toddy! Here is the first part of the three videos. Kochi
Anthony goes to a fast food center and orders the most delectable item in the menu – extra spicy beef biriyani. Good to see a westerner eating such spicy food. He explores the beauty of a village tea-shop throwing light into its history. Also Anthony visits a village where the villagers make a particular type of utensil. He ends this video having a traditional sadhya (feast) that is typical for any Hindu marriage in this part of the world.
The third part is boat ride in a “Kettuvallam” (a traditional boat of Kerala) and having a sumptuous dinner and ends with a oyster meal.
I have eaten all that Anthony had showed in “No Reservations” at some point of time in my life and my favorites were fried quail and spicy fish head curry!