Drunken Noodles

May 12, 2016 by

A couple of weeks ago, I made “Drunken Noodles”. Why drunken? There’s no flambéing , no vodka – no alcohol at all...

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A NYC kind a Christmas –...

Dec 16, 2015 by

Being from England, our x-mas meals are very similar to the American Thanksgiving dinner. There’s turkey, Brussels Sprouts, parsnips...

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Carrot Salad – Taking Sl...

Jun 26, 2015 by

  I have made so many different types of carrot salads. Moroccan, Coleslaw, sesame-tossed ribbons. If I had to pick a winner it...

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Butter Chicken – The Mah...

Apr 29, 2015 by

India. A feast for the senses. Not sure if life will ever be the same. I know, I sound like a bloomin’ tourist – but I...

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Saagwala Lamb – Spinach ...

Jan 9, 2015 by

  Saagwala gosht – or rather, lamb and spinach curry is an absolute must on bone-chilling days. We ate this when we were kids...

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Fall Cosy-Up: Chicken Tagine W...

Nov 12, 2014 by

I will be teaching a class on a Moroccan dish; chicken Tagine. What a great braised dish this is! There are so many variations out...

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Labor Day Addition – Pap...

Aug 25, 2014 by

Photo By Saodarly I am still in London but this post has to be shared before I comeback. Discretely tucked away on some street in...

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Slippery Vermicelli Noodle Sal...

Jun 24, 2014 by

  It’s hot and whilst salads are the go to meals, Arugula ‘this’ and Romaine ‘that’ are getting so boring .To get over...

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Move over KFC – JFC is way bet...

Apr 21, 2014 by

Japaese fried chicken is a quiet Powerhouse in the fried chickens community. Infact, other fried chickens are in need of pulling...

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File this recipe! Parmesan-Roa...

Apr 1, 2014 by

When a kid asks for more cauliflower, note down the recipe and keep it in a safe place forever. Last month I taught parmesan-roasted...

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Vegan Channa Masala

Feb 27, 2014 by

  Apart from chicken tikka masala, another popular dish at the Indian joints is Channa Masala. Whilst the former dish can be a...

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Beef Wellington For Stormy Nig...

Feb 17, 2014 by

  Storms, storms, storms!  Enough already. Time to bust out some goodies that are justified on days like this and what could be...

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Trending for 2014: Cauliflower...

Jan 24, 2014 by

Set featured image     Move over Kale, cauliflower took your spot. Yes, the vegetable that tormented my younger years with...

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Chicken Pastry – My Cornish’is...

Jan 14, 2014 by

I was in England for the hols. It rained the whole bloody time. When this happens, don’t complain, just tuck in to something ...

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Pupar Ji’s b’day w...

Dec 15, 2013 by

  It was the  Pupar Ji’s birthday – a title given in Hindi, to an uncle married to your father’s sister. Since we get a...

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Cognac Braised Lamb And Pearl ...

Dec 4, 2013 by

Emotionally, what this dish did to me needs no explanation. How could it not. The sweet and savory scent of rosemary and cognac...

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You’re HOT! Salt Cured M...

Nov 11, 2013 by

  There’s always that one stand at the Farmers market that intimidates me. This time it was the chili stand. I love fresh...

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The Famous ‘Aloo Gobi...

Oct 16, 2013 by

Espresso shot with sprite, cottage cheese with finely-diced ginger and chili, chips (or crisps depending on which side of the pond)...

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Chef Agung’s Kitchen – ...

Sep 14, 2013 by

So much good food is what pushed me to break in to Chef Agung’s kitchen. Leave that food to a fond memory? Not a chance. He was...

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Mie Goreng – Love From B...

Sep 6, 2013 by

  We were in Bali this summer and that island packs a punch when it comes to flavor.  We were surrounded by lemongrass, kaffir...

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Charmoula BBQ Chicken And Wate...

Aug 1, 2013 by

We hit the 90’s consistently for 2 weeks. It was time to take the bags and leave this town where the heat was trapped-in by...

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Trudie Styler and Sting’...

Jul 9, 2013 by

  A few weeks ago, I met Trudie Styler at the launch of her product line ‘Il Palagio’, sourced from her garden in Tuscany....

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Sunny Side-Ups On Potato Chips...

Jun 6, 2013 by

A few months ago, I came across Monica Bhide’s post on  ‘Once Upon A Story’ where she provides a glimpse on Parsi food and a...

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Warm chickpea salad – A ...

May 20, 2013 by

These days it’s all about the warm salad for me. When one component of the salad is warm, it provides such an elevated contribution...

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Shrimp Sizzled In Marcona Almo...

May 13, 2013 by

Not every good meal needs to be complicated. A well-stocked pantry and a couple of fresh ingredients can work wonders on any given...

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Branzino Stuffed With Thai Red...

Apr 26, 2013 by

  Last week, the Branzino whispered from its crushed-ice bed, ‘take me home and you’ll be happy’. Branzino is such an...

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Roasted Eggplant With Bulgar

Apr 12, 2013 by

Last month, I taught a class on vegetarian meals. Whenever I approach vegetarian food, it is always through my omnivore perspective....

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Chicken Tagine Without The Tag...

Mar 15, 2013 by

It’s a no brainer. When you head to your local Moroccan joint, one of you is definitely is ordering the tagine. Right? To the...

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DIY Shrimp Dumplings

Mar 6, 2013 by

The whole dim sum experience is a culture in itself. Glazed eyes that push carts around a room, stacks of bamboo steamers, drizzle...

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Slow Cooked Potato Curry Dum A...

Feb 19, 2013 by

  The Upper East Side is kicking it up notches. Within the last couple of years, eating and drinking locales like, The Arlington...

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Hash Pepperoni Browns – ...

Jan 31, 2013 by

Last Sunday unintentionally, the morning was calm. No kiddy birthday parties to run to, no soccer practice to get ready for. As the...

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My Adapted Fried Rice – Part C...

Jan 25, 2013 by

When it comes to Asian cuisines, in my home, we are equal opportunity eaters – Indian, Thai, Japanese, Malaysian – you name it...

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Shrimp Burger On Challah Bread

Jan 11, 2013 by

  In our home, making a quick meal often involves some ground meat, a pinch of herbs, diced onions, ginger or garlic and finally...

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Home-Made Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Jan 5, 2013 by

  The kids are off still off from school. Last night I needed to make dinner whilst keeping my little guys entertained. I...

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Pastrami Rolled Endives ‘Au Gr...

Dec 18, 2012 by

As the holiday decorations are brought out of the attic, so are those relentless annual holiday recipes, which invariably include:...

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Curry Club 4, Series 1 – Sayin...

Dec 5, 2012 by

Time flies when you’re having fun. A few months ago, the Curry Club was just an idea. Now 4 curry nights later, here we were saying...

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Curry Club 3, Series 1: Lamb B...

Nov 27, 2012 by

  Similar to a mother’s discomfort when asked ‘who is her favorite?’ I feel the same way when asked which of the 4 Curry...

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Curry Club 2, Series 1: Bring ...

Nov 19, 2012 by

Last week was the 2nd Monday of the Curry Club. After much deliberation, we decided that it was time to introduce patrons to a true...

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The Curry Club makes headlines...

Nov 7, 2012 by

THE CURRY CLUB SEASON 1, DAY 1 Being a British born Indian is not something I ever thought about until I left it’s...

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Banh Mi Sandwich – Spicy...

Oct 12, 2012 by

  In recent years, the Banh Mi has claimed its stake in the sandwich world. Enclosed in a crisp baguette lie Vietnamese treated...

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Pastitsio – Greek Love, One La...

Sep 26, 2012 by

Next month, I will be teaching an intimate group of people a class on a winter warmer dish and transporting them to a place far...

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Fried Chicken – Well, K...

Sep 21, 2012 by

A couple of nights ago, I felt like some of the Colonels finger lickin’ chicken. I think it was the weather cooling down that made...

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Hotchpotch Pasta With Veggies

Sep 16, 2012 by

 Monday being Monday always leaves me in a state of anxiety. If you master Monday, the rest of the week falls into place, but if...

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Thai Chicken Salad – Lar...

Sep 6, 2012 by

I am not sure when we first had it, but when we did, it became a favorite. Let us say that where Thai food is concerned, this dish...

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Rice and Pine Nut Pilaf

Aug 31, 2012 by

This summer has been quite eventful. The plan was to spend three weeks in London, but known for his spontaneity, the hubby decided to...

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Meatballs and Magic with Artis...

Aug 21, 2012 by

It was Friday night and there was a tumultuous roar in the air. As we descended from our yellow taxi, the clouds collided only to be...

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Sweet Mango Chutney – Ju...

Jul 27, 2012 by

 Grandmothers could fill books on practical measures for sustainability, respecting ingredients and getting mileage from having very...

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Goat cheese and asparagus quic...

Jun 27, 2012 by

Like many areas of our life, different foods trend at different points of time. Part of this comes from a shift in awareness,...

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The Belgian Machine Gun at Pet...

Jun 14, 2012 by

Like people, nations also possess personality traits. Some are exhibitionists, others are guided by ‘joie de vivre’ and some are...

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Fattoush – Salad Of The ...

Jun 5, 2012 by

The coming summer months beg for crisp and watery. Salads built with the freshest of farmer’s market greens and vegetables, lemons...

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Losing my Marbles Marble Cake!

May 15, 2012 by

Over the last few days, I have seen a bunch of bananas go from raw to ripe, to then slightly over ripe. Watching this metamorphosis...

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Alu tikki -The Indian Croquett...

May 3, 2012 by

As many of you know, I have begun my apprenticeship at Michelin-starred, Indian fine dining, restaurant ‘ Tulsi NYC’. The French...

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Butterscotch Tart – Memo...

Apr 25, 2012 by

Anyone that grew up in the U.K. would attest to how the school dinner hall was the birthplace of mastery in how to avoid eating. The...

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New York Times Diners Journal

Apr 14, 2012 by

I am so psyched that the NY Times mentioned me in their ‘what we are reading list’ in this wednesday issue. Check it out...

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Varli Food Festival Cook-Off

Apr 14, 2012 by

Ok, I have been a little quiet the last couple of weeks. For those of you who don’t know, I was asked to compete at the Varli Food...

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