This dish is a great example of how cuisine changes as we become aware and intrigued by other cultures. It’s about ‘authenticity’, in a way that most people don’t talk about. I mean, what is more ‘authentic’ than learning and evolving?
Mansaf is considered the national dish of Jordan, where they use it to show respect and hospitality to guests. On the surface, it looks like plain meat and rice, unnaturally dressed up with too much parsley – but if you could smell it, your opinion would quickly change.
Continue reading Mansaf (Lamb stewed in yogurt)
I mostly picked this recipe because it uses a crazy amount of fennel, and a pile of seafood. How often do I get to use fennel in a dish on purpose?
Now that it’s colder, it’s time I start using my Épices de Cru spice blends. The first dish I made is a stew that comes right from their website, with lamb and a few root vegetables.
Continue reading Colombo Stew (Cooking with Épices de Cru, Pt. 1)