Prawn Barbecue and Alexander the Great

Australian Entree PRAWN BARBECUE INGREDIENTS 2 garlic cloves 3 tablespoons fresh parsley 6 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons white wine ¾ teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon sea salt or salt 2 tablespoons lemon […]

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Quinoa Salad and the Rubberband Empire

Peruvian Appetizer QUINOA SALAD INGREDIENTS 1 cup quinoa ½ cucumber ¼ cup fresh cilantro 2 Roma tomatoes 1 red bell pepper ¼ pound queso fresco or feta cheese 1¼ teaspoons aji amarillo, aji panca, or […]

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Chicken-rice casserole and why ancient Egypt fell.

Egyptian Entree BIRAM RUZZ INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons butter 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice (1 more cup later) 2 pounds boneless chicken thighs or breasts 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice ½ teaspoon cardamom ½ teaspoon nutmeg […]

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Pros and Cons of Surviving 2011

Whenever I approach a new year, I like to take stock of what I survived. I like to think of myself less as a time traveler stuck in forward linear motion at an uninterruptible rate […]

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