A Peanut Chutney from Marathwada

There is this chunky peanut chutney from the Marathwada region of Maharashtra that’s a bit like a well-kept secret, a hidden gem, in a plethora of side dishes served all over Western and Southern India. Maharashtra has a portion of the thali reserved for these itsy-bitsy additions to the daily meal that make them special.Continue reading “A Peanut Chutney from Marathwada”

Eating my way through Jordan – A Day in Amman

Up until last month my travels through the Middle East had been restricted to the airports of some of the bigger cities there – Dubai, Doha, and Abu Dhabi – when flying back and forth between the US and Delhi during my 3 years of grad school. But earlier this month I got an opportunity toContinue reading “Eating my way through Jordan – A Day in Amman”

Winter Park in Summer and Eating Boulder

Time was flying. Mornings would roll easy in endless cups of tea. We cooked together a little bit: the flan, and some mutsch, and drank more tea in between, including a tisane made with wild roses and linden blossoms and bracts foraged and generously shared by her friend. Linden blossoms can also be used in much theContinue reading “Winter Park in Summer and Eating Boulder”

The Perfect Flan: In the Kitchen with Manisha

At the Garden of the Gods [Continued from the previous post] The next morning Andrea graciously offered to drive us through the Garden of the Gods before dropping us off at Jim’s office downtown. Kristin was driving up from Denver to pick us up. She, her husband Paul, Jim, and I, had been classmates at KSU andContinue reading “The Perfect Flan: In the Kitchen with Manisha”