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Zesty Curry French Fries, and a Great Ketchup Interpretation

Ah, the tasty and popular fried potato; another great American invention. (Quibble if you must, but the other claims of origin are surely false, right?) They’re everywhere. Fast-food outlets; everyday restaurants; even up-scale steak places. Cruise the frozen food aisles at your grocer’s and you’ll find a bewildering assortment of options. All sorts of shapes […]

Fish 4 Friday: Curry Crabcakes

This entry is part of a series, F4F 2011»

Crab season is drawing to a close in many places. Maryland’s blue crabs are an exception, as their spring season begins in May. Nonetheless, it’s still possible to get quality crabmeat at your fishmonger’s. (If you’ve gotta ask how much, you can’t afford it. Like […]

Fraternizing with the Enemy at Morton's Steakhouse

Monday started out smoothly enough. We got to sleep in, due to the two time zone change westward. We met up in the lobby, the three Mousketeers (Dr. C, the other Dr. C, and me) and chose not to leave the hotel for grub. Molly’s Kitchen is the hotel’s breakfast and lunch joint, and […]

Better Roast Chicken, the Real Man Way: Cinnamon Curry Beer-Can Chicken

Who doesn’t like roast chicken? It’s a favorite, naturally. And since the invention of Beer-Can Chicken, even Real Men have enjoyed their roasted bird, because it involves drinking beer, setting fires, scorching animals and eating with their fingers. (If it also had something to to with nubile wenches of negotiable affection, said Real Men would […]

MOED: Berberi, a Universal Holiday Seasoning

So your Christmas holidays are getting boring these days, eh? You don’t have any food traditions, you just keep eating the same stuff every year. Turkey, check. Ham, ho hum. Green Bean Casserole? Yeah, and even though there’s never any left, it’s still the same ol’ casserole your great-granny used to make and serve.

What […]

Month of Eating Dangerously: Curried Stuffed Potatoes

Okay, I didn’t want to start out too boldly here. I’m kind of a “rush into things slowly” sort of guy at times. So I chose an easy recipe; one you can hit over the fence on the first swing, with your eyes closed. And it’s not that spicy, unless you want to make […]

Thanksgiving Twist: Curry Fruit Salad

I’m cranking on the novels, and I reached a bit of a dead-end. Low blood sugar or something. Happens late in the day, when one has spent the whole day cooped up with felines and pushing keyboard keys. The low blood sugar thing got me to looking for some fruit, which got me to […]

The Secret of Ras el Hanout: There Is No Secret (Trust Me)

Morocco is an exotic place, a land of unique peoples, cultures and dishes. Their spices, and the way they use them, are part of the mystique. Anyone who has learned a bit about Moroccan food knows something of the spice blend called Ras el Hanout. However, what most folks don’t know (at least not […]