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  • Being born and raised in Chennai, rasam, rice and kozhi varuval (spicy fried chicken) evokes strong nostalgia for chef Shiyam Nagarajan towards the small eateries that he would frequent to years ago.
    Kozhi varuval, rasam and nostalgia for meals enjoyed at roadside stalls
    Back in the early 1990s, meals at roadside stalls would cost about Rs 5 to Rs 10 a plate and the food used to be so wholesome and enriching. And we would also develop a personal connection with the stall owners and the other akkas and annas working there. I remember eating at such stalls in Parrys Corner, around the flower bazaar area and for good seafood, I used to head out to the Marina Beach, he says. View this post on InstagramA post shared by DT Next ( dt_next)But eating at the Marina Beach made Shiyam more connected with the people and their culture. The experience of eating at the beach was another wholesome experience because we could see the catamarans in the sea while gorging on the seafood and there was an instant connection with the food itself when you know where it has been sourced from, he added.Image : Shiyam Nagarajan...
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