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Caramelized Garlic Tart

My colleague let me have a look into her new cookbook Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi filled with vegetarian dishes. The first recipe to catch my eye was the… 93 more words

Food & Drink

Gazpacho: An Overview

Gazpacho is certainly my favorite cold soup.  If you look in your cook books or online you will find a zillion different recipes for it.  Most of which call for certain basic ingredients: tomatoes, cucumbers, garlic, bread, and sweet peppers.   950 more words


Sweet potato gratin

We are not experiencing a normal summer where I live. The days are unusually cool for Northern California, and we regularly feel a strong, cool breeze coming from over the mountains–beyond which lies the mighty Pacific Ocean. 549 more words


Soup of a City

This week the institute where I work has organised a conference called ‘Curating the Afropolitan: New Ethnographies of Johannesburg.’ Its purpose is to bring together scholars, writers, and artists to think and talk about Joburg: its past, present, and many possible futures. 886 more words


Semolina Orange Tea Cake

I like to think of cakes in two broad categories: special occasion cakes and rectangular cakes. Special occasion cakes are nearly always cut into triangular wedges and involve multiple layers of ganache, cake, and frosting. 611 more words


How I Met Yotam Ottolenghi

Okay, before you get too excited and jealous, I really didn’t meet him. But I thought I did. For about one minute.

My husband and I were visiting my London-living daughter last month, and because her time there is coming to an end, I knew we had to go to an Ottolenghi restaurant. 509 more words


Mejadra, with Yogurt and Cucumber

Rice and beans (or peas, or lentils) is a tradition in just about every region I can think of, from the American South (red beans and rice), to India (chana masala, dal and rice), to the Caribbean (Puerto Rican arroz con gandules, Jamaican rice and peas) and points beyond. 747 more words