4.15.16: The smoky, fleshy, beloved eggplant curry of South Asia, sketched from memory.Read more "Baingan Bharta!"
4.14.16: Now that I’ve killed it with this recipe, I’ve set my sights on…sambalaya !Read more "5:30pm Weeknight Sambal!"
3.20.16: Grab everything but the orzo and get the hell out of town once these leftovers are done with.Read more "E Pluribus Durum"
3.17.16: The laziest chef shares his fireball dream of an overnight beef nihari (in the slow-cooker!)Read more "The Fantastic Overnight Voyage of Beef Nihari"
3.15.16: Hot chili paste and simple asparagus: a match made in a burning factory. Not really. It’s actually quite versatile, and may even please a toddler!Read more "辣椒酱 – La Jiao Jiang: Chinese Chili Paste"
A quick, bang-up sandwich and beer pairing that can easily be adapted for vegetarian diets. Hold the pickles, but don’t get caught with ’em – they’re worth more than aces in this game.Read more "Pitchers and Catchers; Ham on Rye"
2.28.16: Throw on your best gingham apron and The Doors’ 1967 self-titled LP, and enjoy a nosh from the Dead Recipe Office.Read more "A Day in a Read State (3)"
We learn that 10 year old Jim can’t quit a day job he doesn’t have; a classic French potage is prepared.
Croutonize away.Read more "Don’t Cry for Me, Bayside (Part 2: Yes, Soup for You)"
FILE UNDER MADCAP: Side/Dishes Grand Poobah confronts an ancient (and future?) foe. With guest blogger, 10 year old me!Read more "Don’t Cry for Me, Bayside (Part 1)"
An attempt to reconcile two feuding camps of rice lovers leads directly to quoting from classic Soviet cinema.Read more "Biryani? Pulao? Let’s call the whole thing osh"