Years ago, when I lived in the UES, I would hike a mile North every so often to stock up on fresh corn tortillas, avocados (I was not a prolific eater of it then!), mangoes, and the CHILLIES! Since I moved out, I have been .. well.. rather cheating on the cuisine, tagging every taco I made as it, every chill-chocolate rub as dry mole.
Anyway, now I have seen the light. Amongst all the amazing things I discovered in the span of a patient 30 minutes were..... Read More
The perfect Summer dessert is one that requires little effort and delivers a lot of oomph. A pannacotta is a classic that despite much written about its ease always impresses people when done right. This recipe is a play on the joy of layers and depths - a parfait of berry jam and maple vanilla pannacotta topped with preserved berries and fresh blueberries. It is silky and smooth on the tongue, has just enough oomph to make you go all jelly inside and has a sweet finish that leaves you satiated and palate coated. Read More
There is so much to say for beginnings.. And, right ones, at that.
But, they are tenuous things aren't they? I mean, how do you know what is the right way to start? Do you go by the correctness of precedence and established norms? Or, do you go with how you feel it should be? Mind or heart? In this day of everyday's disruptive forces, which, are all considered inventive and innovative, it feels as if there is no wrong!
Perceptibly, there is more risk-taking happening around the world. Say what you want about the age of the millennials, and, they have been adored and maligned in equal parts, the the post-2012 era is significantly more assured, passionate and self-aware than ever before. We have more choices, than ever before, as also the option to be a slave to or master of them as much as of life. And, yet, often when I look around I realize that much of life seems to go on as is.... Read More