Rasam is the Indian culinary equivalent to chicken noodle soup - complete with curative powers. Having someone make it for you might just be one of the best things ever.Read More
Just in case you are looking for an excuse to host a party and mix a fine cocktail! On the rocks - please.Read More
Like so many people I know, I moved to New York with little more than a suitcase full of big plans. The idea was to survive a year and then to join my college roommate who was off traveling the world. I never left - that was a quarter century ago. To quote my younger daughter I am an “epic fail” when it comes to Manhattan guide book sort of stuff. She is right. I visited the Empire State building for the first time ever last week - to attend a party held on the 21st floor. Admittedly, I am not keen on heights. Still - pathetic. Just now I am getting to grips with Brooklyn. Have appetite will travel! But when it comes to meeting fantastic people and forming incredible dear friendships - in that I excel. This collection of recipes comes from Nur Abdullah, a gorgeous lady and fabulous cook, who I first encountered outside the school gate. If Zagats only knew about her food! 30/30. New York - I do love you. Nur too.
Not your average Baba Ghanoush. An eggplant lovers dream. Serve with yesterdays Zaatar bread or fresh pita. Our hearts are breaking for all those in the Middle East.
Dreamt of this since Yael first described her divine dessert creation. Just looked up the lyrics to U2s fabulous song. More timely than ever.
Amazing how 5 cardamom pods transform a simple rice dish into something magic. Each one of these recipes are delicious on their own or put them all together for a fabulous summer meal.Read More
This week's recipes are courtesy of Yael Kanarek, an inspired artist, passionate cook and all around lovely lady. We met and bonded over coffee (more on that later) and have not stopped talking food since. Someday we will write a recipe for homemade Zaatar Bread from start to finish. Today we are just dressing up some store bought pita and feeling pretty good about it.Read More
Tahini comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes. The very best is imported from Israel and can be found at speciality food stores. I was instructed to simply buy the "blue one" because it is so delicious. The shop owner concurred. Seasoning the Tahini is an art form and all hinges on the proper balance of salt and lemon. You will know when you get it just right because you instantly stick your finger back in the bowl for more.Read More
The World Cup's host team, Brazil, squeaked through and beat Chile yesterday. We are celebrating today with the national drink and classic nibbles. Frances with her soccer playing daughters and british husband, maybe a bit more than moi.Read More
Tuna Casserole's sexy sister.Read More
Quick and easy and somehow elegant if you use the right vessel.Read More
In honor of Wimbeldon opening today, we thought it only appropriate to serve Pimm's. Pimm's is traditionally served with Borage Flowers. The farmer's market is running behind this year and there is nary a one to be found. We made due with a few hot pink Impatients because, well, we were feeling impatient. Sorry James - sacrilege - we know.Read More