This recipe is inspired by Muhammar, a rice dish from Bahrain, where it’s also known as “Pearl Diver’s Rice.” Early Bahraini pearl divers discovered eating this aromatic rice fortified with date syrup and butter enabled them to better withstand the physiological demands of free diving at great depths for extended periods of time.1 Although it’sContinue reading “Sweet Basmati Rice with Date Syrup and Orange Blossom Water”
The F1 2021 season just kicked off in Bahrain, so we’ve kicked off our global cooking project exploring traditional Bahraini foods. In case you don’t know, the Kingdom of Bahrain is made up of a cluster of islands on the Arabian side of the Persian Gulf, and has the distinction of being the smallest country inContinue reading “Bahraini Style Lamb Belly & Rice (Machbous)”
A quick and easy side dish. Perfect for busy weeknights.
It’s difficult to believe it’s been seven months since the pandemic turned our lives upside down. The longer it goes on the more I value the routines and rituals that give my life structure and keep me grounded. Every October, DP and I spend a week in Cape Cod, where Columbus Day is the official end ofContinue reading “Fridge Dive Chicken Wraps with Lentil Dhal”
Last year, I finally experienced the perfect veggie burrito. On our last trip to the Cape, D. and I discovered El Mariachi Loco in Hyannis, MA. A tiny shop with only 4 or 5 tables inside, it’s one of the few eateries with steady enough business to stay open all year long. Everything was excellent,Continue reading “A Better Veggie Burrito”