Offensive Objects

Whatever you do, don’t bring knives to Singapore. Say you’re in Darjeeling and you buy your husband a Gorkha knife — a khukuri, the national knife of Nepal — because he’s always thought they’re cool, and the tool would prove useful for backyard jobs. So you give him the knife (he loves it) and he […]

New Toy, New Obsession

I’m really not a gadget person, not in the kitchen, not anywhere else. I pound my spices with stone. I boil water each morning, then press my coffee into shape. I barely remember we have a microwave. But a juicer, now that’s another story. I used to sit beside the juice lady at a vegetarian […]