Evolve Back: Stories from Orange County Resorts

Slow Food

In the time of fast food and convenience cooking, how refreshing it is to witness a household ritual that is not seen as a grind – a meal preparation that is slower, richer and arguably healthier. It is a reminder of a time when life was simpler and leisure was the natural and restorative pause between the notes of hurried activity in people’s lives.

In Kabini, a Kuruba couple is setting about preparing their evening meal. Slow and intense, it is a daily activity that is an integral part of life in this region. Here, he hand-mills the flour while she cuts a papaya. When finally cooked over a slow wood fire, it will serve up a wholesome platter, full of flavor and goodness, for their family. It is also exceedingly nourishing in that the grains, vegetables and fruits in their food are fresh off the farm… unrefined… unprocessed.

Perhaps it is time to include a little ‘grind’ to our daily cooking routines. It could serve to slow us down for the better, while adding a dash of good taste and well-being to our lives.


Local Heroes is our ongoing journey to bring to you captivating stories about our land and its people; a symbiosis that we explore and celebrate through expressive and uplifting video and photo essays every month. We believe this Responsible Tourism Initiative will cause you to see 'evolution' in a new light.

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  1. Ravi Rao says:

    What a great tourism initiative!
    Compliments to Sunil for his photograph!

  2. Poonam says:

    Really amazing.. Slow down…n be happy n healthy!

  3. Jayne Davis says:

    Had the most wonderful experience last year, and hope to return. The videos keep me strongly connected, Thank You.

  4. Mamta Agarwal says:

    It’s true, I was pondering over cooking food in a pressure cooker. Cooking is an art, it has to be enjoyed. We work to nourish our body, mind and spirit. Why cook in a hurry. The flavour of food cooked in a traditional way released the aroma, just like rain drops bring out the fragrance of earth. HERE’S A VITAL LESSON- TO SLOW DOWN PACE OF LIFE. Thanks!

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    1. mavic says:

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