Slow-simmered Tomatoes

Slow-simmered Tomatoes

 

My Workshops are but an excuse for me to cook up new recipes for an unsuspecting crowd. Somehow I have never been afraid to try a new, untested recipe for a crowd of complete strangers who are yet to make up their minds about my cooking prowess. In fact, more often than not, I pick new recipes for grand meals where my reputation is at stake. Most of the time I sail through reputation unscathed.

As was with these slow-simmered tomatoes I selected to cook from an old Bon-Appetit cookbook bought a very long time ago. It was one of the few photographed recipes, duly captioned, yet missing from the index. I had to scan the book, page by page, to find the recipe which was simplification itself. Other than the oodles of olive oil and a really long simmer it asked for little else.

It was the month of December. I had spotted the most beautiful tomatoes and bought a basket full. I had a Pasta class coming up and these would make a great side. Continue reading “Slow-simmered Tomatoes”

A Maharashtrian Winter Food Workshop

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

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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