I’ve lost count of the cookbooks I brought back from Asia this time. I’m fairly certain my weight in books surpassed everything else in my luggage. Among that traveling library was a copy of From Spiders to Water Lilies: Creative Cambodian Cooking with Friends. It’s a beautiful book, which finally presents Khmer . . . → Ramble More: The Rosi Recipes #5: Num Banh Chok
It’s true, I’m back at home after a delicious little trip to Costa Rica. As soon as I sort through photos and notes, I’ll tell you about coffee production, gallo pinto, topes and toucans. But right now, it’s time to catch up on a few Rosi recipes and introduce you . . . → Ramble More: The Rosi Recipes #4: Japanese Crusted Tofu with Hmong Accompaniments
While I realize that that there are many Americans who pack away 8,000 calories a day (Manhattanites excluded), few of them actually could ride a stage in the Tour de France. Much less the whole thing. Much less eat 8,000 calories a day and lose weight over the course of a month.
This here interesting . . . → Ramble More: Tour de Energy
… lives on our neighbors’ farm and she looks like THIS:
It was her first appearance of the season. And as if that weren’t enough, we split her open to taste her hulless seeds:
Surprisingly sweet and tasty they are, fresh and fruit-like. But Farmer Jon says her flesh . . . → Ramble More: Lady Godiva….
Funny, I was just wondering whatever happened to Molly Ringwald. And then, thanks to Yahoo, the answer appeared on my email page and I didn’t even have to search for it!
But this isn’t about Molly. This is about a little tidbit I picked up from the great . . . → Ramble More: Pretty-in-Pink Greens
Pa-O women harvest rice in Shan State, Myanmar
The beans we ate with burgers on the 4th of July? Slow-cooked ginger beans. Pintos and Anasazis are what I used, though most any reddish/brownish sort of bean will do. Take your pick, your options are many. The recipe came . . . → Ramble More: Those Beans I Mentioned….
I’m getting behind in my Rosi posts, and this one is out of order. But I wanted to write this now, to give you right now a glimpse of Laura Kelley’s fabulous new cookbook, The Silk Road Gourmet (available soon through Amazon and Barnes & Noble; have a look at . . . → Ramble More: The Rosi Recipes #3: A Silk Road Gourmet Meal
I couldn’t resist. As soon as I read Nan San San Aye’s recipe for an aromatic mutton meatball curry, I knew it would be part of the next Rosi meal. Now, let’s get a couple of things straight. In Burma, “mutton balls” might very well mean goat testicle curry (which a friend . . . → Ramble More: The Rosi Recipes #2: Burmese Mutton Balls