While I'm ethnically Indian, my recipes are influenced by my diverse experiences, and I am always looking for new recipes to try out. Not all my recipes are "made from scratch" -- instead, they are simply meant to introduce some of my favorite foods to anyone interested. Some are comfort foods; others are brand new trials, sometimes never to be repeated :-) As an added bonus, a lot of these recipes were developed while I was in graduate school and hence are quite easy on the wallet :-) I will try to offer tidbits of information regarding ingredients used in the recipes as well as my preferred sources for things that I chose not to painstakingly prepare from scratch. I may also try to post some opinions about restaurants I have been to.
As far as my recipes, these are just some of my myriad inspirations -- more on each in later posts:
- The wrinkly, hoarse-voiced Kulfi-walla hawking his delectable desserts on the late-night streets of Bombay
- Hungrily wolfing down the best-ever Nutella-banana crepes and wedge fries at a laundromat near Suma-Eki in Kobe, Japan
- The falafel-guy (OMG -- what was his name?) introducing the denizens of a tiny New England town to finger-lickin'
- The joy of watching your very own corn growing by leaps and bounds and digging up a tiny fingerling potato on a small strip of Mid-western soil
- The piping-hot demi-baguette from the corner bakery in the 18th arondissement, eaten with some questionably preserved Comte
- The incomparable aroma of the drip coffee at the downtown Portland farmers' market
Middle Eastern food -- interestingly again operating out of a laundromat!
So, if any of the above sounds interesting to you, do come back and check out my blog. I would love to hear your comments, too.