I love Charlie Trotter’s cookbooks. The recipes can be very complicated, but can be made ahead in stages. Many call for flavored oils I can make (or buy, dependent on my mood), or salsa’s that can be made ahead and used in final assembly. 304 more words
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Another trio of “Appetizers”, “Rice and Beans”, and “Beverages.” Will each recipe get all 3 stars? Let’s find out.
Timing: 25 minutes (With everything it took morel like and hour and a half) 257 more words
I am a diehard playoffs fan. Which is to say I am pretty oblivious to any sports season – until it gets to the playoffs. My last minute interest is amplified when it’s a Boston or a San Francisco team, due to history and my current zip code. 151 more words
Red kidney beans, popularly called rajma in India, seems to be the flavour of the week in my kitchen. The quintessential and staple bean, a favourite in many North Indian homes, it is a favourite especially with the Punjabi palate. 718 more words