Re: Cooking With Zack, pt 2
LOL, good lord, that's the coincidence right there. >XD
And I think Zack just forgot Cloud and his Germanic palate were not going to be used to spicy food. He was probably thinking, "He'll like finally getting something with flavor!" He likes Tifa's Nibelheim cooking (because hey, food he doesn't have to cook=good) but has missed hot spices, and forgets not everyone in the house will be used to them. Everyone ran away, but I suspect Yazoo's and Denzel's curiosity will get the better of them, and they'll sneak and try the leftovers. Denzel will decide he'll eat it next time Zack makes it, and Yazoo will discover that while it made his eyes water and nose run, he liked it and will have to sneak more leftovers if Zack makes it again until he gets used to the spiciness, because one's nose running in front of everyone is quite undignified. Cloud will warily give it another shot if Zack tones the spiciness down a few notches (Tifa will luck out in that she's so stuffed up she can't taste it as much, but the spiciness acts as a great expectorant, which she appreciates). Kadaj, however, will not touch any of it, ever, not even with a ten-foot sword pole.
Also, yes, they do correspond! "Tari" is based on one of the words for curry, 'kari' (I forget why I changed the k to a t; I know there was a reason for it, but darned if I remember) and Zack is using it as a generic word so he doesn't scare everyone off (he still has memories of Tifa trying in vain to teach him how to pronounce "Nibelheimer Speckpfannkuche") and "tiki" comes from "tikka" from "chicken tikka," aka tandoori chicken.
There are reasons why I should not be allowed lose on Wikipedia unsupervised. XD;;;
And I want Indian food now, too. I ought to go down to this kickass place in Nara, but I think today will be spent the way the rest of the weekend was spent, sleeping (yay, three-day weekend!) I'll just make my boil-in-bag curry, because sleep is yay.
The bird thing is cool! There was a temple in Kyoto where you can buy birdfeed and the pigeons are so tame they'll land on you to eat. I daresay the birds you saw were way cooler than pigeons, though. :D