The Food in India

The Indian food is famous worldwide for being among the richest and most diverse cuisines in the globe. Popular for famous receipts like the curry sauce, the Indian food is actually a wide blend of various culinary styles. Travelers who visit India are usually interested to taste the famous traditional Indian dishes.

In fact, the major difference between the various Indian cuisines is actually the variations between the dishes of Northern and Southern India. The North Indian food is actually what people find in various restaurants around the world. Many travelers who tour India usually experience the dishes of Northern India.

The Northern Indian cuisine is characterized by the pieces of meat and vegetables that are soaked in tomato, onion, and yogurt sauces that are usually escorted by thick pieces of fresh bread. The Northern cuisine, on the other hand, is famous for being mostly vegetarian with the special use of spicy chili and coconuts and a large quantity of rice. Travelers enjoying their holidays in India are encouraged to try both cuisines are encouraged to try different dishes.

Vegetarian travelers in particular who travel to India would really enjoy their meals in the country. This is because many of the main dishes are meat-free. Moreover, most of the Hindus and many people who live in the Southern section of the country do not eat meat or fish. Many restaurants actually state if their dishes are vegetarian or non-vegetarian.

Meat lovers spending their vacations in India, on the other side, should be cautious concerning their meat dishes. This is because meat dishes are not quite available in many regions. They are usually presented in larger cities and the good dishes are usually served in more expensive restaurants and hotels.

Concerning where to eat while enjoying your tour in India, there are mainly three types of eating establishments in the country. The first is the cheap restaurants and cafes that are called Dhabas and Bhojanalayas. These places are usually basic but they present good dishes of vegetables soaked in curry, bread, and rice.

There are also the Udipi shops that sell some tasty traditional Indian snacks like Idli, vada and many other dishes where rice is main component. Travelers who spend their holidays in India are advised to try one of them at least.

For those who wish to have a fancier meal, there are many Veg and non-Veg restaurants that serve the middle and high classes in India. Many of the best restaurants in India, like any other country, are to be found in hotels. These restaurants can be rather expensive but they provide their customers with high-class authentic Indian dishes.

The last type of restaurants that is recommended for travelers who tour India are the traditional touristic restaurants that are found across the country in areas where many westerners reside. They offer many western dishes along with the famous chips, pancakes, omelets, and many other meals. This is in addition to some Indian curries and dishes.

The international chains of fast food can also be found in many regions in India where burgers do not include meat for the reasons we mentioned earlier. Pizzas fried chicken, burgers and fries fast food chains are often present in larger cities where travelers who spend their holiday in India would like to try sometime.

Going back to the famous curry sauce, in fact what most westerns or let us say non-Indians call curry covers a large variety of dishes that contain several herbs and spices. Can you imagine that the curry powder does not exist in India? This is because they believe in the authenticity of everything especially food and this is what travelers who tour India truly enjoy.

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Susann Stacy: Ky. woman’s horrifying Facebook ‘selfie’ may have saved her life

A Kentucky woman, beaten bloody by her husband, used her cell phone to take a “selfie” – a self-image picture – and sent it out via Facebook with a call for help. The Business Insider reported Thursday that Susann Stacy’s horrific photo of her broken face and her urgent plea – “Help please anyone” – likely saved her life.

Stacy told police her husband, Donnie Stacy, confronted her after he overheard her on the phone talking in their bathroom to another man. The police report says he used a handgun to beat her and ripped out the phone line so she could not call for help.

According to the report, although Stacy had no reception on her cell phone, she did have Wi-Fi connectivity, so she sent out her selfie to her Facebook friends. Fortunately, one of her friends saw Stacy’s shocking photo and immediately phoned 911.

Leslie County Sheriff’s Deputy Sam Mullins commented on Stacy’s injuries.

“Several lacerations to the head. They appeared to be bad but we really couldn’t tell at the time, due to her hair was matted to her, and the blood,” Mullins said.

The couple lives in rural Leslie County, Ky. with a young son. Deputy Mullins said when they arrived, Donnie had fled the home, but was arrested a short time later. Police found the loaded weapon in the couple’s backyard by their son’s tire swing.

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National Eating Disorders Week hopes to raise awareness: How to get help

Designed to raise awareness of conditions such as anorexia and bulimia, National Eating Disorders Week occurs Feb. 23 to March 1. It’s also intended to help sufferers, parents and friends discover how to get help as well as what to do to prevent these diseases, reported Forbes on Feb. 22.

The three main types of eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder, but the causes and solutions are not so easily categorized, say experts.

“Eating disorders are complicated and vexing problems and we don’t exactly understand the pathophysiology of them,” noted Dr. Aaron Krasner, a practicing psychiatrist, and Director of the Adolescent Transitional Living Program at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut.

“Certainly there is both a genetic component and an environmental component,” he added. But “it is not a one size fits all remedy or a preventive strategy.”

An estimated 10 million women and one million men in the United States suffer from an eating disorder, according to the Eating Disorder Foundation.

And eating disorders do not discriminate: Addiction specialist Drew Pinksy’s daughter Paulina just revealed that she battled bulimia and anorexia for seven years, reported USA Today on Feb. 24.

“Purging eight times in one day to cope with the emotional stress of being home during spring break had finally scared me enough to take action,” she wrote in an essay on body shame.

One of the keys to recovery: Talking about it rather than trying to hide the disorder, says Paulina.

“For me, talking about it normalizes talking about it. Eating disorders shouldn’t be a secret because that’s what perpetuates them,” she explained.

Dr. Drew said he takes pride in his daughter’s decision to get help.

“When she recognized she needed help she sought treatment and actively engaged in the process. And now she is using her insights to help others,” he stated.

But for those with eating disorders, the path to recovery can be long and difficult, revealed Jenni Schaefer recently in the Huffington Post. She’s the author of “Almost Anorexic: Is My (or My Loved One’s) Relationship with Food a Problem? (The Almost Effect)” and “Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too” (click for details).

Even after getting professional help, Jenni remained too thin. And she was obsessed with the “thigh gap” look symptomatic of women who are unnaturally slender.

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