At the wedding, I had a conversation with my niece,the newly wedded bride.
And from there the conversation strayed to the cooking experience of a newly wedded wife of pakli.Years ago.
I remembered very well,I didnt know how to cut the chicken into smaller pieces. So pakli took the matter into his own hands. Being first timer too,he just took a parang and the whole chicken was turned to pieces without mercy. So my first try at chicken curry was accomplished.
Raised at the time when chicken was a luxury ,it was no wonder that having chicken curry or kurma was a yearly affair. Come hari raya,the chicken reared would be chased,caught and slaughtered.Our task was only to pull and pluck the feathers from the body.Itulah saja skill yang ada pada nak dara paklong mee.Nak buat macam mana kan?
Baking cakes was undertaken when I was in form four.I tried to make a cake of my own creation.So into the ingredient was spooned a few spoonfuls of tepung jagung. Apalagi,kek yang sepatutnya gebu,jadi keras kedeghiang.Mau patah gigi kalau dikunyah!
Kalau buat cucuq kodok,bukan bentuknya bulat. Tapi ada gerigi,lonjong,sepet. Eh macam macam ada. Kena dengan ibu saudaraku yang laser,terus dijaja anak paklong tak menyekoh masak cucuq kodoq.
Anyway,pada pengantin lelaki,if your wife shows interest in cooking.jangan pulak dok bagi ulasan selari:
Buku resepi lagi!!!!!???( dengan nada menyindir)
La masak kena tengok buku ka?
Elok elok dia rajin belajar,menu baru , mau di masaknya apa yang dia tahu saja.
Ha baru makan gulaigulaiasampedasasampedasikangoreng.
Itulah yang terjadi pada pakli.
Words take you a long long way! betul kan pakli?