Guyanese Curry

[wcm_nonmember]<!– –><div style="text-align: center"><!– –><img src="" alt="" scale="0" style="max-width: 30%; margin-top: 20px"><!– –><!– –><h2><!– –>Unlock this Story<!– –></h2><!– –><p style="padding-bottom:25px"><!– –>Stories from the 'Bucket List' book are only available to members<!– –></p><!– –><a class="et_pb_button" background-color: #ffffff"<!– –>href="/product/digital-club-membership/">join the club</a><!– –></div><!– –><!– –>[/wcm_nonmember]<!– –><!– –>[wcm_restrict]<!– –><!– –><div class="page" title="Page 62"><!– –><div class="section"><!– –><div class="layoutArea"><!– –><div class="column"><!– –><!– –><p>In Guyana they say <b>'when it's burnt, it’s done'</b>. Those burnt parts at the bottom of a dish have the most flavour, but Phil says it’s totally up to you. That’s really what his bucket list dish is all about. Everybody has their own way of making it, and each is equally delicious.</p><!– –><!– –><p>Phil’s dad is from Guyana and Phil has been a number of times. One of his lasting memories is travelling to the Guyanese rainforest, which is not an easy trip: they had a flight on a tiny propeller plane at a ridiculously early hour in the morning and turned up to a guy just <b>cooking up a curry in the middle of nowhere</b>. They had it for breakfast and it was so good he still remembers it 12 years later.</p><!– –><!– –><p>The culture is a big influence in their family and Phil cooks the curry at least a few times a year (or when his friends regularly request it). His mum cooks it at least once a month, while his grandma and aunts cook it regularly for big gatherings that are a big deal for his family and extended family. <b>Everyone gets involved </b>and Phil says that everyone arrives as early as possible to make sure they get their hands on this curry and some of the roti that goes with it.</p><!– –><!– –><p>While the dish really reflects the relaxed nature of Guyanese culture, with everyone having their own style and spice mix, there is one special spice mix that Phil is trying to replicate… his grandad’s spice mix. Everybody in the family loved the mix, but <b>his grandad never passed on the full recipe </b>to anyone or wrote it down. He thinks there’s just one key spice missing and the whole family is trying to recreate it and bring it to his grandma to see if it’s right.</p><!– –><!– –><p>Phil describes the dish as <b>mellow and moreish</b>. It’s not spicy and it’s guaranteed that everyone wants seconds and thirds. Any new partners in the family get to try the curry as an introduction to the culture and part of being welcomed to the family. He loves to make the roti himself and adds a little turmeric to it for colour and flavour. He mentions it’s really important to <b>‘buss it up’ </b>which is clapping the dough between your hands during the cooking to give it a rough texture.</p><!– –><!– –></div><!– –></div><!– –></div><!– –></div><!– –><!– –>[/wcm_restrict]