She is a self-confessed aficionado of home food.
He finds it funny the way she would draw this
gustatory boundary between self and alien,
between "home food" and "other people's food."
In their nuclear house, flavours have become code words.
The family beyond - parents, brothers, sisters,
a snarl of cousins, uncle, aunts -
eat food that is subtly different.
Point mutations is masala,
Deletion in spices,
Translocation in flavours,
all these make for other people's food.
And to think that there was a time, when she didn't even know how to make tea !
The Life Uxorious