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Review of Satay Sarinah (restaurant)

My friends and regular readers know that even though I’m Indian and I grew up in India and now I’m an American citizen and have lived in the US for close to three decades, if I had the choice, I’d like to live in Indonesia. I love everything about that place (except probably the traffic in Jakarta). I love...
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Beet Salad with Dried Figs and Feta

It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted a new recipe on my blog. I’ve been quite dejected since facebook has instituted the policy of severely limiting the number of viewers for each post. Of course, facebook wants to increase its revenue and wants bloggers to pay to get views but the problem is that most food bloggers aren’t...
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Roasted Romanesco Cauliflower with Couscous

Have you seen any of Rotam Ottolenghi’s cookbooks? He is an Israeli chef based in London who has written several books (also runs several restaurants and also a take-out deli in some of the swankiest parts of London) but my favorite are the two vegetarian cookbooks called Plenty and Plenty more. What I really love about his style of...
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Slow-cooked Beef Spareribs with Pink Peppercorn

Have you ever tried using Pink Peppercorns? It is a spice that is not commonly used in the US but it is quite popular in French cuisine. Contrary to what the name indicates, it’s actually not a pepper at all (that is, it is not related to the Black, White or Green Peppercorns). It is the berry of a...
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