mostly about food and cooking, but also the stories about the Bread and the Butterflies!

Sourdough Scallion Pancakes

In Bread, on the side, Under 30 min! on January 31, 2017 at 8:23 pm

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Last summer I started my sourdough experiments all over again. Six years ago I had grown and maintained my first starter for quite some time but it fell out of favour one day and was finished off with nary a trace. In the intervening time interest in sourdough seems to have moved into the mainstream. When Pamela Timms shared images of the beginnings of her sourdough starter on Instagram, I got sucked right in again. It was the month of June and Delhi was at its hottest best. My starter bloomed overnight and fell never to rise again. Not given to quick surrenders I starting over, this time keeping the starter out in my cool bedroom at night and in the fridge during the day. In a few days I had Frothy smiling at me. She is very different from her spring-born sister from 6 years ago, as bubbly but less tart. I have had nothing but success with her. My sourdough bread game is still not topnotch but the journey to get there has been full of tasty steps.

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A Maharashtrian Winter Food Workshop

In Workshops on January 10, 2017 at 11:21 am

poster-maharashtra-winter-menuThe next one is here! Let’s enjoy a Maharashtrian repast before this rather warm winter of 2017 turns to Spring. Join me in the kitchen to cook this warming, and immensely happiness-inducing winter menu with recipes I learned from my Mother-in-law.

Note the change in the date, it’s January 28, 2017! See you there!

Workshop Announcement

In Workshops on December 14, 2016 at 4:45 pm

I’m getting the cooking workshop schedule in order for the New Year. The first workshop on Saturday, January 7, 2017 will showcase Southern India, the region that occupies a special place in my kitchen! It’s been scheduled for a young visitor from Japan but I am throwing the class open to anyone who would like to join us in cooking some of Southern India’s vegetarian classics. The class size is limited to a maximum of six people.

There’s a lot of food and drink involved; it’s always tea time in this part of town!

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