If you ask me what my favorite salad green is, I’d tell you it’s arugula. If you ask me what my second favorite salad green is, I’d say lettuce. If you ask me what kind of lettuce, I’d tell you any kind except iceberg lettuce. If you ask me what other vegetables I want in [...]
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One of those afternoons when I had the remote controls all to myself, I chanced upon a Barefoot Contessa marathon on the Food Network. I watched three episodes one after the other (who gets tired of Ina Garten, anyway — certainly, not me!) making mental notes of the dishes that I could replicate at home. […]
When I work, my girls sometimes sit beside me and we surf the web together. With Sam, it’s house designs and food. With Alex, it’s movie trailers and food. Yep, food is omnipresent. It was on one of those occasions while I was browsing Pinterest when Alex came in and started pointing at food photos […]
Over at About Southeast Asian Food, I’ve started publishing and the first two articles are about banh mi — that iconic Vietnamese snack that is part French and part indigenous Vietnamese. Just to clarify, banh mi is the bread and not the Vietnamese term for sandwich. Fillings vary although there are staples one of which […]
Gifts from my younger girl, cake and candle. Alex bought the candle days ago, I didn’t know that she had and seeing the shape of the candle for the first time had me laughing my head off. The cake is a mango and walnut torte from a place called Sega Cofi, a five minute drive […]
It isn't a lie when I say that I like cooking with leftovers. There's something so gloriously liberating when I'm able to create a good dish out of seemingly discordant ingredients. It's like being presented with a challenge, hurdling the difficulty and coming out on top.This stir fry with pork, sweet corn, onions and tomatoes which we had for lunch last Thursday was made with ingredients left over from the previous weekend. A small piece of...
In the British Empire, tea isn't just a beverage; it is also a meal. And English tea can either be afternoon tea or high tea.The afternoon tea is usually served between 4.00 and 6.00 p.m. where brewed tea is accompanied by small sandwiches (cucumber, ham and smoked salmon sandwiches being the most traditional), scones (with clotted cream and jam), cakes and pastries.High tea is a less formal evening meal (to distinguish it from the formal...
Just ignore the blue shadows. The teaspoon's handle is blue and it cast a tinge on the photo which was taken at night under not very prime lighting conditions.This isn't about food photography anyway. This is about an app called Egg Master. Alex has had it in her iPhone for a while and had been wanting to try it. Thing is, it's not an app one can try just by tapping on the keypad. Real eggs are essential to use the app because it is about taking...
A spin on the Vietnamese stir fried beef and chayote that Speedy picked up from Luke Nguyen. This dish has pork in lieu of beef, there is no marinating required and the heat comes from two sources — chilies and ginger. Why not chilies, period? Why complicate the procedure by adding ginger? They’re a pain […]
I first learned about the Mumbai lunchbox delivery system on Discovery Channel years ago. Lunchboxes of employees and workers, prepared by their wives, are collected from their houses late in the morning, delivered to their workplace and, after lunch, collected once more to be delivered back home. It might sound simple but it’s far from […]
If you’re a foodie who (tries to) stay in the food culture loop, you must have heard that the indie film “Chef” was a smash hit. It’s a story about a chef whose creativity was hampered by the narrow-mindedness of the owner of the restaurant he worked in. Forced to serve unexciting food from a […]