3 Global Ways To Mix Up Your Lunch, Literally

Delicious dishes that need human interaction
Dec 26, 2012 12:31 pm

The first test a sushi spot must pass to win my heart is chirashi don. If the fish is fresh and the presentation is pleasant, we're good to go. If not...well, just don't order any spicy tuna rolls. Turns out I've been doing chirashi wrong, as a Japanophile friend recently taught me by calling me out at a restaurant. All food writers love that; more people should do that to us. Here are more ways to mix it up, via Asia and the Subcontinent.

5 Spicy Indian Chicken Recipes For Dinner

Chicken recipes from India to leave you panting
Oct 14, 2012 2:01 pm

The subcontinent does really impressive things with poultry. Classic chicken tikka masala just may be the perfect chicken recipe — debate its authenticity all you want. Pound out a fresh batch of garam masala in your trusty mortar and pestle (or just go to the Indian grocery store, whatever) and knock out an easy yet exotic dish for a delicious meal.

Curried Chicken Salad With Greek Yogurt Recipe

The Greek yogurt craze hits spiced-up chicken salad
Sep 18, 2012 4:01 pm
curried chicken salad greek yogurt
Photo: TheHungryDudes on Flickr

This curried chicken salad with Greek yogurt is a great example of classic dishes that can be enhanced in the protein and flavor departments by a dollop or two of the magic ingredient. You won't miss the mayo, we promise. You may, however, develop a new love of chicken salad. 

What The Hell Is Coronation Chicken?

Have some curried chicken salad with your crown
Jun 6, 2012 11:31 am
coronation chicken

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee central weekend in London may have just wrapped, but the question on my mind isn't so much "how does she do it" as "who thought curried chicken salad would suffice to mark the historic event of her coronation and why do they keep making it?" You'd think a dish called Coronation Chicken would be more...well, regal. 


Tandoori Tequila Cocktail Recipe

There's pineapple and curry leaves in my tequila!
Jun 2, 2012 2:01 pm
Photo: Junoon

Pairing Indian food with cocktails is notoriously tricky business. Throw a liquor notoriously hard to pair with anything but tacos in the mix, and you've really got your work cut out for you. Thankfully for the world, Aliya LeeKong and the rest of the team at NYC desi khanna palace Junoon have solved the problem by tossing curry leaves at it.

Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

The national dish of England is Indian. Score.
Apr 3, 2012 4:01 pm
chicken tikka masala
Photo: SteFou! on Flickr

I've spent a lot of time cooking and writing about Indian food, and a lot of my Indian food writing time on why not to order, eat or even acknowledge chicken tikka masala. Chicken tikka masala takeaways are among the most popular dinner options in England. But it's not really Indian food.

Doing It Thali-Style

India's compartment tray definitely beats styrofoam
Feb 23, 2012 12:31 pm

India comes up with the most ingenious ways to eat. Well, I shouldn't say comes up with. Their version of the lunch tray, the thali, has been around for a very long time. Probably not as long as a styrofoam tray will stay around in the long run. Oh and thalis are either sustainable or resuable. 

New Potato Rendang & Green Beans Recipe

A delicious vegan curried side dish or small plate
Jan 15, 2012 2:01 pm

Add some Malaysian flavors to your life with this addictively spicy potato experience. Rendang is a special kind of curry in which a main ingredient is slowly cooked in spicy coconut milk until the sauce is deeply reduced. Tender new potatoes absorb the spice-infused coconut sauce and cook down to lush, citrusy perfection.


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