A Few General Weights & Measures


We don’t use scales in our cooking; traditionally, ingredients are measured by eye but that does take a lot of practise. One of the simplest ways to measure ingredients, until you’re able to visualise quantities, is in spoons or cup measures Continue reading

Indian Restaurants

indian_restaurants_with_captionI grew up terribly confused as to why the food in Indian restaurants bore no resemblance to what we ate at home.

When I went to one in my late teens with my English friends, they peeked up at me expectantly from behind their laminated menus: “so, what do you recommend?” they asked.

To which I  answered “I haven’t a clue, mate. But I think I’ll have a Chicken Tikka Masala, never heard of one of those before”…

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