The Ultimate Tea-Time Snack: Fried Cassava

I’m from Fiji and in Fiji, we eat cassava quite a bit. Cassava is a root crop with a texture just a bit denser than potato. It can be used as an alternate to potato and it has a rather similar taste though I feel that cassava is a bit heavier in terms of the…

With Some Garlic, Please

It won’t surprise anyone that despite my overflowing love for food,  I am not very much of a cook. I suppose that to some extent this can be attributed to have an excellent cook for a mom (why fix what’s broken?) but also that even though I am Indian, I am not really a fan…

Homemade Lahmacun

Lahmacun (pronounced lahmajoon) is a Turkish flatbread covered with a layer of ground beef. Ever since I saw the host of National Geographic’s Street Food Around the World TV series eating it in Turkey, I’ve wanted to taste it and since my partner-in-crime is not around right now, I figured I’d ask my mom very…

Recipes: Kabocha Muffins

I had kabocha muffins at Basho Cafe and fell in love with the taste. But as I said the cafe is a bit too far away from me to justify frequent trips so my mom and I decided to make our own version. Here’s the recipe. Just be warned that I’m not a professional baker…