Small things like clothes and food make a place what it is. It's those little things that really matter. They give the place a local habitation and a name. The internet, the email, Instagram, Snapchat and WhatsApp may have swept over a lot of the old; but there are a few things which age cannot wither, like the 'lakottappam,' for example.
Today, who will ever bother to put ink on paper or do a ball pen roll to write a letter when an email can do it all for you at the click of a mouse?
Yes, for the world, a lot of things have changed, but not for Kozhikode, where good food and good times are still a part of life, where lakottappam is still made.
Lakottappam has its connections with thapal or the post. Staid and shorn of glamour, the appam looks anything but appealing. Take a bite and you'll ask for more. The snack reminds you of a post cover and hence the name lakottappam, because 'lakott' was what old timers in Kozhikode used to call the post cover. Therefore, a snack that looked like a post cover came to be known as lakottappam. Give north Malabaris maida and eggs and watch the myriad dishes they cook up!
How about trying out lakkottappam?