Congee is for when you’re sick. Congee is for when you’re cold. Congee is for when you need to immerse yourself in the warm womblike comfort of a steamy bowl of rice porridge. Or if you’re Margaret Pak of Thattu or Jaye Fong of Maa Maa Dei, congee is for anytime. Pak eats Keralan congee, […]
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Autumn is about to drop a cornucopia of local food books
While my comprehensive four-volume opus on freeganism was derailed by the pandemic, it seems like it was a particularly productive period for a whole bunch of local food writers who have books coming out this fall. I’m excited about all of them. Instantly Mediterranean: Vibrant, Satisfying Recipes for Your Instant Pot, Electric Pressure Cooker, and […]
Thommy’s Toddy Shop has your Malayali condiment fix
A Superkhana International line cook’s pickle and popcorn seasoning side hustle
Soup season is nigh at Souper Bowl 3 Peat
Kimski Chef Won Kim hosts a superstar lineup of more than soup cooks.
Mom’s at Politan Row turns the table on Japanese ‘Western food’
Chefs Randi Howry and Kelly Ijichi tap a nostalgia in the making.
Indonesian and creole are in tune at Bumbu Roux
At Politan Row, Chris Reed of the Rice Table is cooking from his parents’ different traditions.
Thattu, the city’s only Keralite restaurant, began with a biscuit
There’s a specialist in the cuisine of Kerala tucked inside the new West Loop food hall Politan Row.