Golden ‘Om’elette

Recently I’ve been hearing a lot about the magical anti-inflammatory benefits of Tumeric.  I feel like a childhood friend has suddenly found celebrity. A spice used so regularly in the South Asian kitchen that it is sadly like salt, easily overlooked.  I caught myself searching for recipes online for Tumeric uses that included golden milk… Read More Golden ‘Om’elette

September On Jessore Road – Food Poem by Allen Ginsberg

This is not a celebration of food poem but rather about scarcity. Allen Ginsberg was writing about famine and war in Bangladesh, then East Pakistan, 1971. Millions of babies watching the skies Bellies swollen, with big round eyes On Jessore Road–long bamboo huts Noplace to shit but sand channel ruts Millions of fathers in rain… Read More September On Jessore Road – Food Poem by Allen Ginsberg

The East Berliner, 1989 – Food Poem by Ginger Murchison

The humble banana becomes an expression of welcome, joy, defiance, transition, love, plenty and evidence in this unlikely food poem. Enjoy! They didn’t come for the bananas, but everyone who came through that hole in the wall wanted one, the West ready with its Welkommen! mountains of yellow. After twenty-eight years of concrete-cold days and… Read More The East Berliner, 1989 – Food Poem by Ginger Murchison

Taste Testing Tikkis [Saveur’s Fish and Potato croquettes and more]

This week’s recipe experiments and inspirations included: Comedian Aziz Ansari’s Mom’s Chicken Korma recipe posted on the Lucky Peach Magazine website, Saveur’s Fish and Potato Tikkis with Chile and lime (April Issue) and finally Smitten Kitchen’s Strawberry Summer Cake. First up, Saveur’s Fish and Potato Tikkis… I had a pound of cod in my packet… Read More Taste Testing Tikkis [Saveur’s Fish and Potato croquettes and more]