British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Thomas Drew, recently tweeted pictures of himself on Sunday, making Daal and roti and people couldn’t help but admire his proficiency.
He expressed how the hot weather outside, prompted him into staying inside and taking his first Pakistani cooking lesson.
While still hot outside, I stayed in to have my first lesson in Pakistani cooking. Started with the basics: daal and, below, roti. pic.twitter.com/WRrYU5gMeA
— Thomas Drew (@TomDrewUK) September 8, 2019
The Oxford Companion to Food describes Daal as a ‘humble’ dish, whilst it retains its popularity in both Pakistan and India. However, the primary source of attraction in Drew’s tweet remained the roti, as he also uploaded a video of himself following the procedure to prepare the perfect dough.
Drew’s tweet attracted several Pakistani and British followers who continued to compliment his humility and attention to detail. While the women lauded his interest in cooking, calling out the Pakistani men’s lack of interest in helping out their wives in the kitchen.
how wonderful Sir, I should really put this up as a poster in my kitchen (beautiful men in the kitchen) and point to it every time I’m making roti for my husband..
perhaps he will get the hint
— Shahnila Shafiq (@ShahnilaShafiq) September 8, 2019
Several men also deemed his roti making techniques to be better than most Pakistani girls
You are better in roti making than many Pakistani girls
— Rehman AR (@Insaaf_Pasand) September 8, 2019
Some users also pointed out that being capable of making perfectly round rotis in Pakistan, qualifies you for marriage. Given Drew’s exemplary first attempt to be one of the signs that he is ready.
In Pakistan if you can make a Gol Roti your are highly eligible for marriage . So be careful how round your Rotis get
— Naheed E Mehdi (@NaheedEHayat) September 8, 2019
While some users called the British man’s interest in cooking to be one of the reasons why Britain progressed. Adding that the Pakistani politicians would never enter the kitchen.
This is how British made progress…Ask 1 f our politicians to go to kitchen 4 once
— Aashir Mirza (@AashirMirza10) September 8, 2019
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