17 June 2013

And Then There Were Five: Socheata's Cooking

 Socheata lived half her life in an institution. Money was tight there so they lived frugally; and while the food was adequate it was basic.

So, although she has been away from the orphanage for more than a year, when Socheata cooks here, which is every Saturday evening, her lessons of thrift are not forgotten.

No bad thing I suppose.

 But when she goes out shopping and comes back with weed-like greens and gristly meat of dubious quality, which is often, you know that dinner will be far from delicious. And a fondness for MSG doesn't help, either.

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