Particularly good advice when wandering Southeast Asia’s jungled mountains. Ask any local, including the Hmong, a people inhabiting Laos’s out-of-the-way forests. A tiger bite makes quite an impact. In fact, that’s the best way the Hmong have of describing their signature sauce, which they serve with grilled, marinated steak. This, in addition to Blistered Green… Continue reading Watch for Tigers!
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“Something Wicked This Way Comes”
What is that? A witch’s kettle of Thai green curry, perhaps, pieces of zucchini mysteriously bobbing to the surface. How about pairing it with rice, blacker than midnight, and pulsing with cubed squash, colors of the spooky season? This is a pairing Martha Stewart imagines and features on her website. (*1) In keeping with the… Continue reading “Something Wicked This Way Comes”
Start of the Spice Road
Centuries before the outside world discovered chili peppers, traders devoted considerable time to bringing home peppercorns from Southeast Asia. The journey was as arduous as it was lengthy, leading peppercorns, prized for their flavor and rarity, to be valued more than gold. No matter whether peppercorns were loaded aboard a ship or transported by caravan… Continue reading Start of the Spice Road