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Japanese Potato Salad

by Karen April 19, 2011
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One of the highlights of a Japanese meal for me is the potato salad. Leave it to the Japanese to elevate something so prosaic into a light, subtle and creamy dish, the farthest thing from the heavy oily mess that we often associate with potato salad. One bite of this delight and it transports me […]

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Tortilla Española (Spanish Omelette)

by Karen January 28, 2011
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As an Angeleno, I've always thought of a tortilla as a canvas for all kinds of Mexican ingredients and foods.  It wasn't until recently that I discovered a tortilla in Spain was something entirely different.  A tortilla española is a sort of omelette typically made with potatoes and onions but can include anything from peppers […]

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Masala Dosa (Potato Stuffed Indian Crepe): Eating India

by Karen January 7, 2011
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Dosa batter is simple, but you just need to plan ahead since the dosa batter needs 12 hours to ferment.  The sukha aloo, sauteed potatoes with onions, is even easier to put together and perfectly tasty on its own or with a side of rice. Dosa Batter: – 1/4 cup dried, skinned and split black […]

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Gnocchi di Patate: Eating Italy

by Karen October 15, 2010
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So this week, it being our first journey to Italy, I decided to do my gnocchi two ways: one with a basic basil pesto, which most of us this side of the Atlantic are familiar with, and one in a Friuli style, which is a simple sauce of browned butter, cinnamon, sugar, and ricotta affumicata […]

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