Posts tagged as:

fish

Putting Berbere to Use: Ethiopian Trout Spaghetti

by Karen August 23, 2011
Thumbnail image for Putting Berbere to Use: Ethiopian Trout Spaghetti

Last week you all voted from three dishes featuring the popular Ethiopian spice mixture berbere and… trout spaghetti it is! Upon first glance, there is nothing that looks “Ethiopian” about this dish, which is basically a pasta.  But this trout spaghetti has a place in Ethiopian history from when Italy occupied the country during the […]

[click to continue…]

Gravlax

by Karen June 27, 2011
Thumbnail image for Gravlax

Much of the food we eat today is derived from recipes that were developed before modern food preservation conveniences were available to us.  Human innovation created clever and coincidently delicious techniques to preserve meat during pre-refrigeration days.  Gravlax is a classic Scandinavian example of this concept (grav meaning “grave” and lax meaning “salmon”).  During the Middle Ages, […]

[click to continue…]

Sabzi Polo Mahi (Herbed Rice and Fish) for the Persian New Year

by Karen March 21, 2011
Thumbnail image for Sabzi Polo Mahi (Herbed Rice and Fish) for the Persian New Year

Another season is upon us and with it a new year. Nowruz (Persian New Year) marks the first day in the Iranian calendar and the start of spring. Quite appropriately, the celebration of this holiday is filled with symbols of renewal and life. Sabzi polo mahi, a dish traditionally eaten on this day, is infused […]

[click to continue…]

Pesce al Sale (Fish Baked in Salt Crust) Recipe

by Karen January 14, 2011
Thumbnail image for Pesce al Sale (Fish Baked in Salt Crust) Recipe

Some things in life need to be enjoyed in their simplest form. Fish baked in a salt crust is a perfect example of this. It's stupidly simple but absolutely brilliant. The salt encloses the fish completely, flavoring the fish and sealing in the moisture, making the flesh succulent. cheap antivirus software I have pretty strong […]

[click to continue…]

FoodBuzz 24×24: Smørrebrød (Open-Faced Sandwiches): Eating Denmark

by Karen September 8, 2010
Thumbnail image for FoodBuzz 24×24: Smørrebrød (Open-Faced Sandwiches): Eating Denmark

This week’s Danish lunch, sponsored by Foodbuzz and Electrolux for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, was attended by some of our gal pals from WYSE (Women and Youth Supporting Each Other).  WYSE is a national non-profit mentorship organization that partners college women with middle school girls.  All of us were were WYSE alumnae at UCLA […]

[click to continue…]

Niçoise Salad: Eating Nice, France

by Karen July 30, 2010
Thumbnail image for Niçoise Salad: Eating Nice, France

In France and the US there are hundreds of variations of the niçoise salad that depart from the traditional preparation, some with successful and some with not-so-successful results (I've had more of the latter unfortunately).  But like I said, you can do what you want with this salad, adding, omitting or swapping ingredients to your […]

[click to continue…]