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…