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Friday Follies: A Tin Can That Cooks

The man, er, robot in the picture above has every reason to be afraid. You should be afraid too! Yes, the previously human-only realm of chef-prepared goodness is being taken over. By robots…

And not just any ol’ robots either. High-tech, modern robots. From (of course) Japan. They just couldn’t leave well enough alone, apparently.

F4F, Summer Edition: Spicy Thai-Style Tuna Salad

Photo from “Cooking Up a Storm”

Ken Hom is one of the most prolific cookbook writers you never heard of (I bet). He’s been pumping out books on Chinese, Thai and other Asian cuisines for more than 25 years now, and he’s been featured on television cooking shows.

He even did “East Meets West” […]

F4F: Tom Yam Soup Your Way

This is the last Fish 4 Friday before Turkey Day hits us in the beltline. With cold weather now affecting most of us (in North America, at least), I decided to take us back to the Tropics with a healthful, spicy dish that also fills our craving for soup:

Tom Yam Soup Your Way

This is a […]

F4F: Red Curry Mahi Mahi Salad

Courtesy Food Network Magazine, November/December, 2008

If you enjoy spicy fish dishes, you should run right out and get the ingredients for this dish! The new Food Network Magazine presents this recipe as one of several seafood items, and it’s truly delicious! And good for you too.

My attempt to improve on this scrumptious dish:

Red […]

Chicken Soup Weather

When the weather cools down I get out my soup recipes. And my stews and chilis too, but I always like to start with something simple, not too hearty (it’s only in the 70’s after all, not that cool yet!), and with “adjustable zing.”

Thai-style chicken soup is just the thing, I think.

Of course there are […]

Book of the Month: The Spice Merchant’s Daughter

Welcome to the inaugural review for the Chile Underground’s new feature, the Book of the Month! We know you’ll find it to be ‘da BOM.’

The (first) featured book is a cookbook, “The Spice Merchant’s Daughter” by Christina Arokiasamy. Ms. Arokiasamy is originally from Malaysia, and from a family of spice merchants. Her great-great-granddaddy was a […]

Chile Underground Turns Two Hundred

The Chile Underground, your favorite food blog (that talks about chiles and travel, I mean), turns 200 today. Posts, that is. And there’s no end in sight!

In a little over a year we’ve brought you recipes and news, Follies and frivolity, and travel (and eating!) reports from all over the world: Singapore, Taiwan, China, Malaysia, […]

Thai Curry at Angels 350

The Chile Underground’s Grand India Tour and Month-Long Snarf-Fest Curry Expedition got off to a prosaic, even mudane start, with a short hop from Austin to Dallas. With winds from the north at both airports (Thank You Gustav!), the pilot barely had to maneuver at all; up and down, 31 minutes and done. Shoot, I […]