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October Unprocessed

October Unprocessed 2013: Discover New Cuisines and Ingredients

My post for Eating Rules’ October Unprocessed challenge — use inspiring ingredients, like pomegranate molasses, to expand your unprocessed food repertoire.

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Tamarind

Tasting Jerusalem: Tantalizing Tamarind

Tasting Jerusalem’s October ingredient is tamarind. A complex flavor profile that is both sweet and sour with plum, molasses, and lemon undertones. Wow!

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Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower: The Whole Truth

In a rush to get dinner started, I roasted a cauliflower whole and discovered a wonderful new technique for preparing this crunchy cruciferous vegetable.

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Tasting Jerusalem

Tasting Jerusalem: Couscous, Creativity, and a Contest!

Tasting Jerusalem is cooking with couscous in April. Tiny grains of couscous are most commonly made with durum wheat semolina. Join our virtual cooking community as we explore the flavors and ingredients of the Middle East through the lens of “Jerusalem: A Cookbook” by Ottolenghi and Tamimi.

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Tasting Jerusalem

Tasting Jerusalem: Goodbye Roses, Hello Barberries!

Tasting Jerusalem is cooking with barberries or zereshk in March. Barberries are tart and tangy, resembling miniature cranberries in form and texture. Join our virtual cooking community as we explore the flavors and ingredients of the Middle East through the lens of “Jerusalem: A Cookbook” by Ottolenghi and Tamimi.

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A New Store Unveiled: a Dormant Chef Reappears

This weekend I did what any self-respecting foodie would do on a Saturday night: took my family to the grand opening of a new specialty food store called Flavor Specialty Spice (flavorspice.com), located in Santana Row (an upscale village-like shopping center in San Jose). Flavor Specialty Spice offers 200+ spices, herbs and peppers including more […]

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