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Thai Green Curry with Chicken at WU Asian Restaurant and Lounge

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Thai food is one of my favorite cuisines and a fragrant green curry and a spicy papaya salad are some of the popular dishes that my family and I enjoy.  Continue reading

Spicy Lamb Curry | Laal Maas

Laal Maas a Spicy Lamb Curry-9515They say Laal Maas is not for the faint-hearted and this richly spiced and flavorsome lamb curry from Rajasthan can pack a punch, depending on the amount and type of chili used. Although not a fan of mind-blowing fiery curries, over the years my tolerance for spicy foods has grown considerably. This recipe for Laal Mass was created by Mahipal Singh, the executive chef at the Nirvana restaurant at The Ritz Carlton Hotel Bahrain. This was part of an Indian cultural event at the hotel and had been invited to attend a cooking class. Continue reading

Turkish Pumpkin Dessert with Tahini and Walnuts

Pumpkin Dessert-9044-2Back from a stay in Istanbul and I am still amazed at how many people could be in one place, the city was heaving with a sea of people. Also, it was an important religious holiday (Kurban Bayrami) and many places closed for four days, but we still managed to fill each day. On this visit I signed up for a Culinary Backstreets Turkish cooking class which I came across on Istanbul Eats. The Pumpkin Dessert was one of the Turkish dishes prepared during the class. Pumpkin and tahini are favorites of mine and I wasn’t sure I would enjoy this combination as a dessert, but I was pleasantly surprised. Continue reading

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