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(NAPSI)—Today’s cooks have their pick of exotic spices, but these ingredients were once rare enough to inspire wars, send explorers on missions around the globe and, by some accounts, even factor in the purchase of the island of Manhattan by the Dutch.
Sometimes great movies, like exceptional meals, must take time to slowly simmer, allowing all the wonderful seasoning to develop and tenderize. Too much heat, for too long, and a film’s main plot can leave viewers with a burnt, tasteless experience culminating in a boring end. Conversely, a rushed presentation can give moviegoers an incomplete, undercooked raw taste that makes them feel unsatisfied with the film’s conclusion. Thankfully, “The Hundred-Foot Journey” is a deliciously well-paced romantic comedy with a strong international flavor, delivered by an exceptional cast, that’s aesthetically appealing on all levels.
Summertime is basil-time in the Old Pueblo. As the nights stay warm, the sun shines for hours on end and the soil temperatures rise - all conditions that basil love. Originally native to India, basil is now grown around the globe wherever (and whenever) it is warm enough.
(Family Features) Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world next to water. In fact, on any given day, more than 158 million Americans drink tea. Approximately 85 percent of tea consumed in America is iced, but the soothing and refreshing flavors of tea can also infuse fresh and unexpected character into a wide range of dishes, from desserts to popular finger foods like chicken wings.
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To go along with an affordable lunch buffet, Flavor of India also a wide variety of entrees on the dinner menu.
Besides a lunch buffet, plenty of entrees and naan, Flavor of India also offers a full bar.
On its website, The Flavor of India lunch buffet is described as a “roller coaster in your mouth.” Now, that can leave a person a little apprehensive to try at first, but you leave with a full stomach and pleased with the adventure you just took.
NPCCC award breakfast is this Thursday
For years, Oro Valley residents have traveled to midtown Tucson to enjoy meals at their favorite Indian restaurant, Gandhi. Now, the same family who owns and operates Gandhi has brought a wide selection of authentic North Indian cuisine to Oro Valley with Flavor of India.
At Oro Valley’s Flavor of India, chicken, lamb, shrimp and fish are presented on a sizzling skillet alongside lamb chops in a curry sauce. Taj Mahal lager beer or a mango lassi are wonderful beverages to accompany these meals.
Medicare event in OV Nov. 18
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Calendar and restaurant listings for the week of July 30
Events for the coming week
Gum Technology Corp., a soon to be new arrival in Oro Valley, provides far more for consumers to chew on than the name implies.