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”
A quick and easy side dish. Perfect for busy weeknights.
Making sauerkraut at home is very easy. You just need a few pieces of equipment and time for it to ferment. Sauerkraut is also a good introduction to making lacto-fermented pickles. I always wish the store bought stuff was a little less sour, so making it at home is great because I can control theContinue reading “Homemade Sauerkraut”
Like many other cooks stuck at home during this pandemic, maybe you’ve started making your own ferments, like sourdough starter or fermented pickles. Now I always have a batch of homemade sauerkraut fermenting in the pantry putting pressure on us to consume what’s already in our fridge. So not long ago, while flipping through Julia Child’s MasteringContinue reading “Braised Sauerkraut (Choucroute Braisée)”
Today’s inspiration from a busy lifestyle: Mise en place. In French it means “put in place.” In the professional kitchen it refers to all the product a cook needs to wash, cut, chop, portion or cook ahead of time to be able to prepare your meal in a half hour or less. At home itContinue reading “Mise. En. Place.”