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Chicken Curry Day

By Prerna Singh     My brother: He is Mummy’s favorite kid. She never admits to it and always gives me that what-on-earth-are-you-talking-about look every time I say this to her, but I know. He is the gentler of us two (at least on the outside), doesn’t leave any trail of his crimes, and he…

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Prerna’s Roti

From Chicken Curry Day by Prerna Singh     Indian meals are never complete without roti or one of any number of other wonderful flatbreads. There are endless ways to make Indian flatbreads, and it mostly varies by region. For instance, soil in the southern part of India is very good for rice crops, so breads…

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Madame Huang’s Bunny and Hedgehog Buns

Meet Carolyn Phillips (aka Madame Huang), the author of All Under Heaven: Recipes from the 35 Cuisines of China. Watch her make Chinese steamed buns in the shapes of bunnies and hedgehogs. Makes 16 buns 1 recipe Fast Mantou (below) 1 recipe Red Bean Paste with Walnuts (below) For decorating: red food coloring, cocoa powder,…

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Earl’s Honey Cornbread with Honey Butter Caramel Sauce

From DIY: Do It For the Bees EARL’S Honey Cornbread Beekeeping is what Earl Flewellen would be doing every day, had he not spawned so many other endeavors in Port Costa. Depending on who’s talking, the Louisiana native is either devil or saint in these parts for introducing the outside world to this badly neglected…

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Fresh Pita

From the story: Exploring Culture and Conversion Through Food by Anisa Abeytia 2–3 cups whole wheat, spelt, or other wholegrain flour 1 cup warm water 1 tablespoon yeast or one packet 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon sugar 2 teaspoons salt Place the yeast and the sugar into a bowl. The sugar can be substituted with…

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Buckwheat Apricot Bread

From the story ANCIENT FLOURS RISE AGAIN by Anna Mindess This dairy-free, wheat-free bread, a creation of Laverne Matias, is so versatile you can enjoy it for breakfast or dinner. Earthy, moist, and nutty, with just a hint of sweetness, it’s great toasted and topped with apricot preserves or avocado. 1 cup buckwheat flour 1 cup…

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