Tagged: cooking

this must be the place,

this must be the place,
said one creature to the other,
the aroma of

apples and spice cooked over low
heat escaping into the yard
.
20220806:1814
y

even in the big

even in the big
city, the “little” enclaves –
Chinatown, K-Town,
Little Senegal, Guyana,
Italy, Poland, India –
cannot contain
the vastness
of our mothers’
spices, simmering
on the stove
.
20220719:1717
y

no, not all soba

no, not all soba
noodles are created equal –
this is learned only

through trial and error, holding
constant all other ingredients
.
20220525:2001
y

even in the same

even in the same
family, we hold our cooking
preferences sacred –

mandoline versus knife, boil
first then chop, chop first then boil
.
20220523:2019
y

in the art that is

in the art that is
kneading, there are mantras and
meditations that

take us deeper and sweeter
than what comes out of the oven
.
20201203:1908
y

asymmetry is

more often than not,

more often than not,
we experiment with our
kitchen discards – one

out of three, okay, maybe
five, is not too, too shabby
.
20201030:1530
y

there is nothing that

there is nothing that
deep-frying can’t
fix – or a
skillet and a good
amount of oil
.
20200528:1326
y

a little roux goes

no one ever