Restaurant Style Rogan Josh

  Rogan Josh is a delicious mutton or lamb curry: the name literally means ‘stewed in butter’.  No wonder I love it so much.  I can’t think of anything that I wouldn’t like if it was slow cooked in butter.  Especially if that something was tender bits of lamb with spices.  The entire dish is…

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Uyghur Spiced Lamb Parcels

              Some of the best food in China can be found in Xinjiang province, located in Western China and typically halal and more reminiscent of middle Eastern cuisine than of anything you would recognize from your local takeaway.  Popular dishes of this region are spiced barbequed lamb, hand pulled…

My Favorite Salsa

        In my experience, homemade is best made.  I make what I can from scratch – pasta sauces, soups, salad dressings and even sausage meat, bread and pasta if and when I had the time.  If I could do subsistence farming and produce my own fruit, vegetable, meat and dairy then I…

Take the time to brine

    Story goes that my grandmother had a little jet stream diner in NYC back in the day.  In that diner, she supposedly had the best chicken.  The taste of which, you simply couldn’t get at home. When asked what her secret to making her chicken so juicy and tender, she would tell you…