HAHAHAH IN YOUR FACE NAYSAYERS AND
UNBELIEVERS! I have had just about enough of you people telling me that it was impossible to package a CD with Indian Food! Your defeatist statements will be exposed now as nothing but lies! Be prepared for me to destroy your negative little world!
Ok, this entry comes from a box of food instead of the library. It's my contention that a box of food can be every bit as exciting as the library. You may totally disagree, but it's my blog so I have a right to feel that way.
Today you get a serving of : The Great Indian Masters: Vol 4 - Utsav. This CD came in a box of Red Kidney Beans Curry (Rajma Masala) made by Kitchens of India. About two weeks ago I saw these products in the grocery store and bought the Palak Paneer. It was ok, but it was a little bland. A week later I went back and decided to try one of the other kinds since they had 4 or 5 and the new boxes HAD FREE CDS IN THEM! This essentially shatters the myth that CDs can not be packed with Indian food. MYTH BUSTED!
Here is the link to Kitchens of India and all the products they make. A link there also leads to the free CDS and stuff. They are only for the U.S. Market so even Indians can't have them! If your grocery store doesn't carry them, ask for the manager and demand they stock these items or you will take your business elsewhere! You could also go to an Indian Restaurant and order these things, but I bet they won't give you a FREE CD with your meal...... just something to think about. Another thing to think about is that there is an Indian place up the street that serves, "Beef Vindaloo" yes thank you, I live in the Midwest. There are supposed to be 5 different CDs but I'm not sure if different meals = different CDS. I'll keep you posted when I buy a new flavor. I'll also keep you posted if Rajma Masala is any good or not since I haven't tried it yet. I was more excited about the FREE CD than the food.
The pic I used was not the pic on the CD cover. I just did a Google Image Search of, "Utsav" and that was the one I liked the most. I also did a GIS of, ""The Great Indian Masters" Venus" (Venus because that appears to be the label it's on) and the only hit I got was from a WFMU playlist. Pretty cool huh?
There are only 4 tracks, but they are around 15 minutes a piece.
The artists on the CD are,
"Played to perfection by Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia at the Flute, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan at the Sarod, Pandit Ramnarayan at the Sarangi and Pandit Shivkumar Sharma at the Santoor."
They describe the music on the CD in much the same way they describe the food in the package.
and I think the tracks are
1. Garbha Dhun
2. Raaga Bahar
3. Raaga Piloo
4. Folk Dhun
but I'm not positive.
The Great Indian Masters - vol 4 - Utsav
pw = Utsav
This new CD/Indian food paradigm is so revolutionary that a movie was made to announce it's arrival. The name of this rock and rolling song is roughly translated as, "We love FREE CDs in our food so much that we can't stop dancing or changing our clothes every 15 seconds!"