The Key to Indian Cooking: Making Spices Friendly With Each Other

The more I cook Indian food, the more I realize how much more there is to learn. Every time I think that I have it all down, I find out something new, or I try something different, or I get an inspiration, or a read a book, and the curiosity all begins again, and I […]

Memes, Memes, Everywhere, Memes

It got tapped for two memes this week, one by Rose of The Hungry Rose and one by Rokh of Thiam Jak. Sunday being what we used to call in the newsroom, “a slow news day,” I figured I’d write them both up and kill two memes with one bird, or a post in hand […]

Stir Fry Technique: Ten Steps to Better Wok Cookery

Last week, I received an email from a reader that made me stop and think. She asked a simple question, and in answering it, I realized I should make the whole thing public, because it is the kind of question that other people may be pondering when they read my recipes. Persimmon of Notageek wrote: […]

The AGA is Installed

After the dust has settled and the drama is done, our kitchen is fully functional. All that is left to do is the cosmetic stuff, like putting on the outlet and switchplate covers–which came today and look fantastic and match the cabinet hardware perfectly. The still unnamed AGA is in place, hooked up and working. […]

Cast Iron Cookware and Soap

So, I was reading the New York Times today, for the first time in a while, and noticed that Mark Bittman has taken to using old-fashioned, cast iron skillets to cook in. And that made me happy. Because I grew up with cast iron skillets that have been passed down from hand to hand over […]

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