Not on the menu for Haiti Christmas: Turducken, the steaming trinity

by Rashmee

Posted on December 26, 2013


I thought of the Turducken yesterday as I looked at our turkey and smoked salmon …

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Stocking-filler news is all seasonal and about food habits, new and old

by Rashmee

Posted on December 24, 2013


The seasonal news drought (not that there’s less news, just that everyone wants to go …

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Giving thanks for Thanksgiving, with a little inspiration from Iran

by Rashmee

Posted on December 4, 2013


The spirit of Thanksgiving seemed embodied in the Tahcheen-e Feel Morgh, Persian baked rice with …

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Dineshare? The artistic business of feeding strangers in faraway lands

by Rashmee

Posted on November 28, 2013


When hospitality becomes an art, it loses its very soul, said Max Beerbohm. I’m not …

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The world in a pickle? Kimchi, achar, torshi and a great deal more

by Rashmee

Posted on November 23, 2013


History is the art of pickling memory, Salman Rushdie seemed to be saying in ‘Midnight’s …

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From world music to world food: Would that be the sandwich? Absolutely

by Rashmee

Posted on October 19, 2013


After the rant about world music, let’s talk world food. A kedgeree sort of rice…

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Mrs Fed: Good job it has absolutely nothing to do with gender

by Rashmee

Posted on October 10, 2013


The woman who’s been given arguably the second most important job in the US after …

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#Shutdown: Frittatas, leftovers & other nifty aspects of nil-waste dining

by Rashmee

Posted on October 1, 2013


The #shutdown (and possible economic woes of many Americans) and the frittata on the right …

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Haiti’s pwa wouj vet takes the humble red bean to the level of the sublime

by Rashmee

Posted on September 15, 2013


Haiti’s pwa wouj vet is incredible. I will always be indebted to my kreyol teacher …

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Flan of life: In praise of caramel custard

by Rashmee

Posted on September 9, 2013


Caramel custard. Crème caramel. Flan. Flan de leche. Banh caramel. Caramen. Kem flan. Where in …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK