Good Root

I have a little secret. I add a pinch of turmeric to soups and stews and pots of almost anything in which the flavor won’t clash. Two nights ago, I sat down with a good book and a bowl of popcorn precisely as I like it: drizzled with butter and sprinkled with a little salt, […]

The Kitchen Pharmacy

In Asia, food is more than sustenance. It’s medicine. It’s the key to long life. The world’s oldest healing sciences, such as Ayurveda, rely on diet as a means to healthy body, mind and spirit. “Without a proper diet, medicines are of no use; with a proper diet, medicines are unnecessary,” notes the Charaka Samhita, […]