Stories and essays on food, travel, culture.
My new food essay is up on The Aerogram with two recipes.
In my quest for dips that are a delicious departure from the ordinary, I decided to re-purpose a couple of types of condiments that play supporting roles in South Indian cooking — chutneys and bharthas. Bharthas are somewhat of an unknown quantity outside of desi circles, and while various types of chutneys are popular items on grocery store shelves, the many different South Indian cuisines boast of so many varieties that are still only found in home cooking.
The entire essay is here: Dips With a Twist: New Ideas for an Old Party Standby