When Delhi-based food lover, Atul Sikand invited me to join his food lover’s FB page – Sikandalous Cuisine – I have to admit I hesitated for a minute. Why? Well, I have been writing about Indian food for ten years now and had not heard of a cuisine in India called Sikandalous. I Googled and […]
Chef Vikas Khanna’s Red Pepper and Pistachio Curried Shrimp Recipe Shimla Mirch Curry Jhinga Adapted from Flavors First by Vikas Khanna There are never any leftovers when I serve this creamy shrimp dish. The sweetness of the red peppers blends with red onions, cumin, garlic, and green chiles. Pistachios are ideal, though you can substitute your […]
I have to admit I have never been to Belize and know nothing about the cuisine of that country so I was thrilled to receive a review copy of Flavors of Belize: The Cookbook. It is published by McNab Publishing, Ltd. The book features recipes from local chefs and cooks. One of the most interesting aspects […]
I have always been a huge fan of Debbie Koenig‘s writing and her wonderful blog. And now, it is such an honor to be able to feature her first cookbook: Parents Need to Eat Too. What this book is about and why I love it so much: I have always been a fan of Debbie’s work […]
This sweet little book, by astrologer and celebrity chef Sabra Ricci, showed up in my mailbox a couple of weeks ago. After reading and cooking from so many serious cookbooks, I was curious to see if this fun and whimsical book would stand up to the kitchen test. LOBSTER FOR LEOS, COOKIES FOR CAPRICORNS: An […]
Check out my fun recipes for the AARP.org’s website using aphrodisiacs that will help put you and your better half in the mood for something naughty and something nice. Here is the link for all the recipes – 5 romantic recipes – using ingredients like honey and saffron. Check out this recipe, one of my […]
Try oysters by gulping down shooters, from shot glasses or wine flutes with an oyster submerged in a Bloody Mary blend.
Years ago, many moons ago, I had created a recipe for a national magazine using a super simple spice-rub. I would like to share that with you here today with the addition of my newest obsession, maple syrup. Spice-Rubbed Salmon Steaks with Mashed Potatoes Serves 2 2 salmon steaks, each 6 to […]