In a stew: Can Chinese chicken pass the American taste test?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 8, 2013


“Here’s a bit of news that might make you drop that chicken nugget midbite,” starts …

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Our homestyle tandoori twist to Haiti’s more-ish BBQ chicken

by Rashmee

Posted on August 18, 2013


American presidents enjoyed it. So did Soviet leaders like Bulganin and Khrushchev. The King of …

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It takes hours to cook a biryani, just a few minutes to eat it all

by Rashmee

Posted on August 10, 2013


So we followed Confucian wisdom and ate at our own table as we would at …

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Cooking a Surinamese bakmi with Haitian piman

by Rashmee

Posted on July 28, 2013


We did a bakmi (or bami) today, inspired by our neighbour’s excellent (and plentiful) signature …

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Nigella Lawson, 2013: How to be a divorced domestic goddess

by Rashmee

Posted on July 8, 2013


I owe it to a friend, who long ago gave me a copy of Nigella …

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Take the charcoal out of Haiti’s award-winning charcoal stove

by Rashmee

Posted on June 21, 2013


Listening to Duquesne Fednard tell the BBC World Service’s business programme, about his award-winning charcoal …

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Sos Lay smells strong – be it Levantine or #HaitianCreole

by Rashmee

Posted on May 25, 2013


  John Kerry’s turkey shwarma got me thinking about the food of the Levant, which …

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John Kerry takes a turkey shwarma & sides in Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 24, 2013


Finally, a US secretary of state with diplomatic skills so subtle they go almost unnoticed?…

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Housekeeping in #HaitianCreole: Zabuka ak pwa hummus

by Rashmee

Posted on May 19, 2013


As we looked forward to a Sunday evening treat – seeing a couple of friends …

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Housekeeping in Haitian Creole X: Not as bright as the Ji Seriz

by Rashmee

Posted on April 6, 2013


Eske ou pare (are you ready), Mme Josette might have asked me when I showed …

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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