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Why We Eat What We Eat

Udipi%20Cafe.pngThe first Udipi Cafe began serving vegetarian South Indian dishes to Houston in 2000, but the history of its cuisine goes back to the 13th century. "Emerging from the kitchens [...] in what is now the temple town of Udupi, India, the characteristic cuisine of the region is strictly vegetarian, adhering to sacred rules about cooking and consumption." The restaurant steers clear from meat, fish, eggs, onions, garlic and alcohol. You could also say that sacred rules about cooking and consumption apply to Central Texas barbecue, but they have almost opposite effects. [Chron]