No, not who, but what. “Mani” is the Spanish word for “peanut.” At least it is through the majority of Latin America, though in Spain and in Mexico “cacahuate” is preferred, it seems. Bolivia, though, definitely favors “mani.” Hence, one of the most beloved dishes on the country’s tables is Sopa de Mani, or Peanut… Continue reading Fine, Who’s Mani?
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Watch for Tigers!
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!
Before you, a riot of colors. Not just amidst the tablecloth and on the dinnerware, but within the meal itself. Vibrant reds, yellows, greens and oranges bejewel the grains, which are crowned with a snowy white dollop and a dusting of crimson powder. That’s just one part of the plate, too. Off to the side… Continue reading Kaleidoscope
It All Leads to This
August brings exuberant gardens yielding fresh basil, green beans and tomatoes by the basketful, and people firing up the grill in preparation for a balmy evening outdoors enjoyed with family and neighbors. Plenty of good times and happy memories as we head into one final month of glorious weather. This is summer’s moment. Today’s entry… Continue reading It All Leads to This