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Do you know Reef, a novel by Romesh Gunesekera? It's set in Sri Lanka, and it talks a lot about food and cooking. Here's an excerpt to tempt you:

Lucy-amma was cutting onions, Bombay onions. The beards sliced off each onion were heaped on one side. She worked the knife like a stern goddess -- a devatara -- slicing translucid, perfect semicircles. She was always cutting onions. I learned something from that: the omnipresence of the onion, constantly appearing like the heart's throb of our kitchen life. For breakfast, for lunch, for dinner, for every meal it turned up: sliced or chopped.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Thu Jan 26th, 2006 at 08:18:45 AM EST
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