If you read my Celebrating Summer post, you know this is one of a series of posts about recent celebrations. But I’m starting with this one because it was actually on a Meatless Monday. I’m not an African American, so Juneteenth has only recently become one of my regular holidays. So I don’t have a … More Meatless Monday, Juneteenth Edition…Or, Lessons from African American Cooking
Although it’s a short month, February is full of holidays. The way the calendar falls this year, many of them seem packed together more closely than usual. I’m already behind on reporting about my celebration efforts to date. However, I’ll begin with yesterday’s Meatless Monday meal in honor of the Lunar New Year, usually called … More Meatless Monday: Chinese New Year Edition
The Washington Post had a recipe for an Indian-inspired Caribbean dish called aloo channa. In Indian cooking, aloo means “potato” and channa means “chickpeas,” so what’s not to love about that combination? The potatoes are cooked in curry powder, but there are also New World chiles in the dish. It wasn’t like anything I’ve tried … More Meatless Monday, Kamala Edition
Those of you who read my blog regularly must have realized that I take a very Captain Barbossa approach to recipes. Take, for example, the recipe I posted in yesterday’s post about the Brazilian dish, feijoada. I took a quick look at the recipe, then basically changed everything about it… For one thing, the traditional … More A Pirate in the Kitchen
Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?A nation turns its lonely eyes to you…–from “Mrs. Robinson” by Paul Simon (Simon & Garfunkel) I know my last post was dedicated to keeping up our spirits, but, wow… things have gotten so much darker than when I wrote that, which was only a few days ago. Then (mostly … More In Troubled Times, Our Nation Turns to…Trevor?