May 6, 2013

Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft

It only took me a few meals in Thailand to realize that anyone who’d ever served me Thai food in Atlanta had lied to me.

What’s in My Pantry?

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Pantries are meant to be cleaned out occasionally. Old, stale ingredients have to go, some items need to be used before they expire and some staple items just need to be replaced. I thought some of you might be interested in a few of the ingredients I keep in my pantry (this doesn’t include things […]

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The Mortar & Pestle – Seasoning

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If you’re serious about ethnic cooking, there comes a point where a mortar & pestle will become a critical part of your kitchen arsenal. The more you cook certain styles of food (Thai, Peranakan/Nyonya, Mexican, etc.), the more you will find that modern shortcuts – coffee grinders for spices, food processors for grinding pastes – […]

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Hawker Food – Si Fang Cai (Secret Supper)

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I’m not sure who had more fun at the first Si Fang Cai (Secret Supper) – me or the guests. The menu was based (mostly) on Asian hawker food – or “street” food. The weather cooperated, allowing for drinks and cooking outdoors, before moving inside for an intimate dinner peppered with great conversation. Hawker Menu […]

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