Just because it’s a weeknight meal and it’s cold, and – let’s face it – you’re a little bit miserable, doesn’t mean that you have to compromise. We always hear the world is getting smaller. Things that we once thought were inaccessible, foreign and exotic, even five years ago, are now within easy reach of… Read More Cold Weather Curry | Masoor Dal with Root Vegetables
Sometimes, the heavens align to make my cooking for the week a little easier. Enter the brisket. Such a great cut and so flexible. Sidenote: I’m in serious trouble if Zeus is reading this post, because in the country I was raised, brisket can be prepared one way only. Small exceptions are made one day… Read More Globetrotter | Braised Brisket
It’s a dessert! Readers with a sweet tooth, rejoice! I have yet to put one up on PK, although they’re made around here occasionally. This one is dead simple. Mostly because it starts with leftover Indian-spiced Basmati. If you’ve been around the Kitchen much, you’ll remember how much I love curries. For the pudding, I… Read More Rose-scented Basmati Rice Pudding | Ohh, Lah Lah!
With all the work that will go into a lavish Thanksgiving meal, the last thing you want to think about is the salad course. I have a simple recipe for you. I scored a couple of Pom Wonderful Pomegranates from my friend Rachel at Hounds in the Kitchen in exchange for a ride home from… Read More The Thanksgiving Salad Course | Pomegranate Arils, Goat Feta, Mesclun
Cherub was at school this morning so I had time to peruse the aisles at New Asian Supermarket without worrying that she would try to “pet” a fish in the tanks or topple a display of gigantic bottles of Squid brand fish sauce. Good times. But as I was doing this, I was realizing just how important… Read More Spicy Skirt Steak with Far Eastern Flair
I love curries. Love, love, love. I love them even more now that I’m a bit more familiar with the cooking techniques and spices that are considered basic. Anjum Anand had an Indian Food Made Easy series on BBC that was really a great intro to the genre. You can find it on the Cooking Channel now,… Read More Curry for a Lady
Indian food is something I’ve developed a taste for. To the point that I crave it regularly. I didn’t always. I didn’t understand it; it was a little too exotic. Now? Let’s be honest here: I love it. It has become a point of pride that I’ve tried to learn what I can about… Read More Brick Lane, Meet Persephone: A Seasonal, Weeknight Curry