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arjun s r

An Introduction to Sri Lankan Cuisine

ceylon cookery is the one all my sri lankan relatives swear by.

thanks for the great intro! its going to be great to share this with them to inform them. never thought to describe hoppers as a pancake in a bowl.


there's a couple things i'd like to add.

for short eats there are 3 more common varieties. One is pictured under the short eats section, the chinese roll (on the right of that image). There are also and patties and generic "rolls." Patties and chinese rolls all have the same filling as cutlets They can come filled with chicken, fish, beef or shrimp. Chinese rolls are crepes filled with the filling and rolled like an egg roll then dipped in extra batter (or egg wash) and breadcrumbs and fried. Patties have a pie type crust folded into a dumpling shape and fried.
Rolls are either puffed pastry or bread rolls filled with something like eggs, bacon, sausage, or ground beef.

For dessert, biscuit pudding is a favorite. biscuit cookies are soaked in milk till soft and layered with a mix of butter/powdered sugar/brandy (or kahlua/melted chocolate.

Win a Copy of 'Fried & True'

buttermilk soaked, with a simple flour crust with some of the buttermilk mixed in.

Mushroom Duxelles-Stuffed Chicken Paprikash

i went with kezz18's directions. brought sauce up to boil, into oven for 15 minutes and then stir in the tempered sour cream.

i ended up with almost twice as much duxelles as needed even after going more than 2 tablespoons per.

Win a Copy of 'The Ginger & White Cookbook'

cake in any form. she's not very picky.

Win a Copy of 'Pitt Cue Co.: The Cookbook'

Giveaway: Win a Super-Fast Thermapen Thermometer

prime rib. british racing green or teal

Ideas in Food vs. Strawberry Shortcake: Reinventing the Berries

where can you get freeze dried strawberries?

Essential Tex-Mex: How to Make Cheese Enchiladas With Red Chili Gravy

have you done any testing of microwaving the tortillas vs frying? had a couple mexican grandmas show me that trick, and its a lot less messy/fussy.

Win a Copy of 'Robicelli's: A Love Story, With Cupcakes'

a simple vanilla works for me

Win a Serious Eats Edition KettlePizza Baking Steel Combo for Father's Day!

natural casing pepperoni

Cook the Book: 'The Homesick Texan's Family Table' by Lisa Fain

Bake the Book: A Lighter Way to Bake

Cook the Book: 'Simple Thai Food' by Leela Punyaratabandhu

a spicy fried rice. simple and delicious.

Cook the Book: 'Coi' by Daniel Patterson

Chicken Lady Chicken From 'My Paris Kitchen'

@sutton, i would think these are probably the mythical small chickens. like the zuni cafe chicken recipe calls for 2.5-3 lb chickens. i have to have the butcher look in their entire stock for anythign that starts with a 3. everything is in the 4-5 lb range.

Cook the Book: 'My Paris Kitchen' by David Lebovitz

Cook the Book: 'Joy of Kosher' by Jamie Geller

a lot of my friends growing up were jewish. anything made with schmaltz is fine by me

Ultra-Smashed Cheeseburgers

just tried it. awesome crust, and super simple. for grocery ground beef, its going to be my go to now.

Chain Reaction: We Try McDonald's Bacon Clubhouse Sandwiches

i tried the burger version. its really really sweet. the bread is sweeter than the normal buns and add in the sweet sauce and sweet onions the meat and bacon get lost.

if this had a normal bun + regular onions (or the red onions from their angus line) i think this would be great.

Bake the Book: Frenchie

Poll: How Do You Eat Your Leftovers?

30 seconds in the microwave, toaster oven for the rest. perfect every time, and takes

Open Thread: What's the Best Frozen Pizza?

totinos. i don't want a pizza like option, it never hits the spot. if i'm going frozen, i'm going the cheap end and its just awesome.

Cook the Book: Lonely Planet's 'The World's Best Spicy Food'

home made pork curry. mmmm

Open Thread: Which Burgers Are On Your Bucket List?

shake shack, minetta tavern are the only two i really want to try

Cook the Book: 'My Irish Table' by Cathal Armstrong

corned beef sammich with guiness to wash it down