A Thai-Indian Curry: Kaeng Kari Gai

The history of Thai curry making is a subject that is still being written. There are many theories as to the origins of Thai curries, but no one knows if one or all of them are true; I suspect that the development of Thai curries has had a great many influences, and that there is […]

A Salad of A Different Color

Salads are most usually green. I mean, green salads, with lettuce and other salad greens, are generally green. Hence, the name, “green salad.” But, even though my favorite color is green, and thus it is the dominant color in both my kitchen and my office, I get tired of it. I get bored and want […]

Fresh And Local Ingredients Make Summer Pasta Special

I am lucky to live where I do. Many city dwellers would be confused to hear me say that; after all, I live in a very small town in the middle of a rural Appalachian Ohio county that has a high unemployment rate and all of the attendant problems which that entails. However, I am […]

Anthony Bourdain Watches Beirut Die On Salon.com

As our very own Accidental Hedonist, Kate, reported a while back, chef Anthony Bourdain was in Beirut, Lebanon, with his crew, preparing to do a show bringing to Americans the sights, scents and tastes of a thoroughly cosmopolitan, beautiful city reborn from the ashes of a civil war. The show never was filmed, because on […]

Bhindi Masala

I got up early today, even though this would have been my first chance to sleep late in over a week, and went to the farmer’s market. And boy am I glad that I did. Not only was I able to rebuild my stock of lettuces, garlic, onions and potatoes, (all of which I used […]

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