Monday, January 21, 2013




I’m sure you have all heard the term “Tex Mex” relating to a fusion of Mexican and Southwestern cuisine. I recently purchased some Indian garlic spread and slathered some of this attractive brown and green “Patak’s”original garlic relish on a chicken and cheese burrito to create a spicy “Indi-Mex” concoction. This taste of India spread was on sale at the local “Shaw’s” supermarket on Cape Cod for a price of only $2.00 per jar down from an original $4.29 price. You just can’t pass up bargains like this if you are a fan of “Indi-Mex” meals. I can honestly say that this “Patak’s” original Garlic relish is the best Indian garlic relish I have ever tasted so I was doubly happy to see this item on sale and over 50% off.  I am curious to see if this “Indi-Mex” food concept will  take off and sweep the nation or I will be the one and only person to be caught up in this new wave of food fusion.



I know one time I tried a mixture of eating a cup of yogurt with eating a tin of smoked oysters from Korea or Thailand. Unfortunately, this combination ended up being literally “barf worthy” and I have never since eaten smoked oysters from a can again.


I am able to “keep this Indi-Mex combination down” without “Upchucking” so this combination definitely has some merit and the spiciness of the garlic sauce with the spicy burrito is good for waking up your taste buds. So, next time you are out grocery shopping keep an eye out for “Patak’s garlic sauce”; and don’t be surprised if you can’t always find it as remember that there are over a billion people of Indian descent in India alone so you have some competition.