I certainly understand the need for quick and easy meals. While I’m always thinking about food and that next meal, in reality, time is often the limiting factor. There just never seems to be enough of it. I work a 9-to-5 job, on top of juggling this blog and other food-related projects. While I love … Continue Reading

I recently contributed a piece on Indian Dal (dal = Indian legumes) to another site. This gave me an excuse to head to my favorite Indian grocer, Patel Brothers, and stock up on an assortment of dal — toor dal, chana dal, mung (moong) dal, urad dal, masoor dal…into the cart they went, all in the name of … Continue Reading

Thank goodness for this butcher block. Without it, we would have zero counter space (city apartments are just not made for cooking). Now I understand why people use their ovens for storage. A few years back while living in Chicago, we rented a van and drove to Effingham, Illinois, a remote, little town where Boos … Continue Reading

  Bibimbap, a Korean dish, which appropriately translates into “mixed rice.” First, lets talk about the rice.  The delectable, golden brown, crispy rice… Dolsot (meaning “stone pot”) bibimbap is a variation of this dish in which the vegetables and rice are served in a sizzling hot stone pot.  The layer of rice touching the hot … Continue Reading