Atchara- Pickling with Green Papaya or Jicama, or both!

INGREDIENTS: 2 cups of Green Papaya- julienned or Jicama 1 Fennel bulb, cut across the bulb in thin strips 1/2 cup of Cauliflower florets 5 cloves 2 bell peppers (a yellow and a red) or mini sweet peppers ( 2 of each color), julienned or across 1 inch length of ginger knob, cut across into…

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Pesto Alla Genovese — make it Al Fresco!

In the Netflix series, Salt Fat Acid Heat, Samin Nostrat cooks with the doyenne of Italian cooking — Lidia Caveri who coaxes viewers and Samin to try and use a mortar and pestle to create a creamy and buttery pesto redolent of its green basil color, reminiscent of the Italian flag. In her classic Italian…

Pho-licious Beef Short Ribs– it’s all about the BROTH!

Ask any Pho aficionado what makes a perfect pho and many will definitely say, “It’s all about the broth!” I am one of the temperamental tasters of pho who definitely can write about an epic poem on finding the best tasting broth. I have been to many Vietnamese households, including my best friend Kiana’s, but…

My Tinola — A Filipino Chicken Ginger Soup with a ZING!

If Sinigang (Tamarind Soup) is the king of Filipino soups, then surely the Tinola is the queen. Prized for its delicate broth, the Tinolang Manok (Chicken Ginger Soup) garners accolades from the rich umami and comforting flavors inherent at every sip. It’s been touted as a cure-all soup and often prepared for the sick and…