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A call for coq au vin

Immigrant kitchens
I do wonder why our theories about animal fat are totally inconsistent with low rates of heart disease in France.
By: LINDSAY STERLING  |  October 16, 2014


Cool cucumber recipe

Immigrant Kitchens
She poured two tablespoons of a black liquid from a large bottle with a bunch of Chinese on it. “Vinegar,” she offered, her best translation. I tasted it—interesting, familiar, definitely vinegar, but not sweet like balsamic vinegar and not clean like white or light colored vinegars I knew.
By: LINDSAY STERLING  |  September 19, 2014


Every beef eater should read this

Immigrant Kitchens
Reunited with beef tongue at last!
By: LINDSAY STERLING  |  August 22, 2014


Argentinian family secret

Hand-held pies
Hand-held pies
By: LINDSAY STERLING  |  July 24, 2014


A real Ugandan feast

An awesome thing happened at the Halal Market
Immigrant Kitchens
By: LINDSAY STERLING  |  June 26, 2014


Immigrant Kitchens: Dare to dal

Once you know the ingredients, it’s easy
Growing up in the town of Umreth in Gujarat State in northwestern India, her mom made toor dal several times a week.
By: LINDSAY STERLING  |  May 29, 2014


Tastes like world peace

A celebratory dish with chicken, tumeric, and fresh ginger
Savita began to teach me how to make jalfrezi , a dish her family at home would be eating together on that day.
By: LINDSAY STERLING  |  May 01, 2014


Quick and easy Indian?

No longer a foodie fantasy
Now a pharmacist and the mom of two young kids, Shweta’s favorite dish to prepare on a weeknight is palak paneer and roti.
By: LINDSAY STERLING  |  April 04, 2014


Immigrant Kitchens: North Indian

Cooking boot camp: Use all your burners
But what harm could there be in the adventure of using all four burners at once?
By: LINDSAY STERLING  |  March 06, 2014


Immigrant Kitchens

Food for the Olympics: Russian beef buns
Just in time for Olympic gatherings, Russian grandmother Alla Zagoruyko has taught me how to make her favorite party food from home.
By: LINDSAY STERLING  |  February 06, 2014


Inside-out shepherd's pie from Sudan

Meat and potatoes from Sudan
Immigrant Kitchens
By: LINDSAY STERLING  |  January 09, 2014


Syrian finger food

Ground meat and spices hidden inside fried dough
An Iraqi mother who lives with her husband and three kids in a Portland recently taught me how to make a Syrian food called kibbeh.
By: LINDSAY STERLING  |  December 12, 2013


Make ’em today, serve ’em tamale

 Gifts for dinner
How are you going surprise 20 people on your list with great gifts — without going into debt or driving yourself crazy?
By: LINDSAY STERLING  |  November 14, 2013


Learning to make an easy Nicaraguan pineapple pork

 Boning up on sweet and sour
As we gathered to cook one of her favorite Nicaraguan dishes, Jenny Sanchez instructed, “This is sweet food,” like that would be something I’d never heard of.
By: LINDSAY STERLING  |  October 17, 2013


I got set up in the bulgur aisle

 Blind cooking date with an Iraqi
At Sindbad, the Iraqi Market on Forest Avenue near Woodford Street, I was looking for fine bulgur.
By: LINDSAY STERLING  |  September 19, 2013


Easy meals for $15 or less for 2 people

 Cheap. Fast. Good. Exciting.
We can’t survive in America, really, without at least a handful of inexpensive, quick meals in our cooking repertoire, lest we feed on an endless stream of factory hot dogs and frozen pizzas.
By: LINDSAY STERLING  |  September 12, 2013


It’s a bun. It’s a roll. It’s a popover. Whatever, it’s delicious.

 Yorkshires call it pudding
Watching her move so assuredly in the kitchen makes me doubt the legendarily poor reputation of English food. When a cook moves like that, only good can come of it.
By: LINDSAY STERLING  |  August 30, 2013


Phenomenal pho

How Hieu Nguyen makes the real deal at home
How Hieu Nguyen makes the real deal at home
By: LINDSAY STERLING  |  August 05, 2013


New Zealand sausage rolls are the way to go

Don’t like pig intestine?
What about sausage could not be delicious? I wondered. It was the wrong question.
By: LINDSAY STERLING  |  June 26, 2013


Congolese dishes show innovation, creativity

Tricks of the cooking trade
Yarmouth resident Ariane Kambu Mbenza grew up with her uncle in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. When she was seven years old, he asked her to be in charge of preparing food.
By: LINDSAY STERLING  |  May 30, 2013
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