When you’re in the mood for a pulled pork sandwich, nothing matches that beguiling combination of smoky, slightly tangy and majorly savory the east offers with such pride. East Carolina? Well, maybe there too, but even more evocative flavors are to be found in East Asia. In Thailand, specifically. Thus, when Food & Wine suggested… Continue reading East Carolina Style. Way East.
Whether that dishwasher is a person, or an appliance, little matter. Making a complete dinner that cooks up in one tray is sure to save on dirty dishes now and on work later. That’s the beauty of Chicken Traybake, a concoction in which, as the name suggests, poultry, a side, and a sauce for both… Continue reading Dishwasher’s Holiday
At last, life returns to the North Woods. Throughout northern Minnesota people gather surging maple syrup and the first carrots coaxed from the thawed soil, and combine them with the last of the supplies laid in for the winter, including wild rice, collected locally in the fall, and dried fruit. Taken together, all this makes… Continue reading Ojibwa Spring
On India’s southwestern coast, the sun bejewels a sea washing tropical shores fragrant with flowering spices. Can somewhere as lavishly endowed with vibrant vistas, aromas and colors produce anything other than an exuberant cuisine? Definitely, the state of Kerala does, and one of its favorite creations, Chemmeen Moilee, Curried Shrimp and Coconut Soup, headlines today.… Continue reading Malabar Coast
Use ‘Em Up
It’s summer – at last – and fresh fruit returns triumphantly to grocery stores, farmers’ markets and roadside stands. It all looks so good, and we’ve waited so very patiently over the off season. The temptation is overwhelming, and soon we fill baskets, shopping bags and pockets with the returning bounty. Upon getting home –… Continue reading Use ‘Em Up
Remember the Blackberry!
Summer brings luscious fruit in abundance, particularly berries, which lure us all with their juicy sweetness. Strawberries, blueberries and raspberries garner loads of attention and acclaim, and justifiably so, but save some love for the blackberry! The generous-sized fruit offers abundant nectar and a subtle sweetness that’s evocative of a cool breeze rustling a shady… Continue reading Remember the Blackberry!