Francis originally published this recipe in a post for Salon. As with his recipe for Ginger Scallion Sauce, his exuberant and unusual approach to recipe writing makes it sing. As does the accompanying video. He is not kidding when he tells us to let the sauce cook a really, really long time after you've added the tomatoes.
In the hierarchy of enjoyable social interactions, "chitchat in the dentist's chair" ranks barely higher than "unbidden office talk in the men's room." But last month, the hygienist buzzing my teeth fascinated me with her vacation stories. She had taken her first trip to Haiti, where her family is from.
The funny thing about great summer cooking is that the best of it involves no actual cooking. The ingredients basically do the work: delicate sugar snap peas nestling among fat chunks of watermelon; crisp radish rounds falling on pearly, raw scallops. In summer, food can be easy. But not necessarily simple.
A few stories above a blessedly calm Midtown street, the elevator doors opened and I stared straight at a Garuda - fearsome mythic eagle, mount of Lord Narayana, reflection of the divine power of the kings of Thailand - inlaid into the seal of the Royal Thai Consulate General.
For the ultimate in panicky cat-herding experiences, try this: invite a bunch of friends over for a dinner party and teach them to make your mother's Taiwanese dumplings. And then wait, two-thirds starving, for even a handful of passable dumplings to emerge.
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Selecting a term
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