Seared spiced mangoes

Seared Spiced Mangoes With Turkish-Style Cream

Magic happens sometimes. Especially when spicy flavors, bold colors, varied textures, and thoughtful simplicity combine to create amazement. Add searing heat to the spiced mangoes and chilling cold to the cream and the alchemy’s complete. I’m not kidding. I was amazed and delighted. The first …

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Sabich Meze-Style

Sabich: Meze-Style, A Perfect Share

It’s easy to see why sabich has a huge, homeland fan base in Israel. Packed in pita, this is a hand-held flavor bomb. It’s also great meze-style for sharing with friends and family, starring hot mango chutney, tahini sauce, fried eggplant, tomatoes, cucumber, and eggs. …

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Chilaquiles close-up

Chilaquiles: The Mexican Wave Of Breakfasts

For a happy weekend breakfast, chilaquiles tick all the right boxes. Coated by fiery salsa, crisped tortilla strips are topped with refried beans, tangy soured cream, salty feta, and softly poached eggs. It’s like two fab sunrises on one morning. Our chilaquiles are all about …

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Lamb keema matar plated

Lamb Keema Matar: A Hidden Gem Of Curries

Lamb keema matar the epitome of curry — hot, spicy, and moreish. It’s a hugely popular, mostly home-cooked, family style dish from India and Pakistan that doesn’t often feature in restaurants. As an embodiment of curry, it’s a natural-born winner. And I like mine hot. …

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Creamy seafood gratin

Creamy Seafood Gratin: Not A Humble Pie

Creamy seafood gratin takes the deeply satisfying notion of comfort food to a higher level. A trio of creamily spiced seafood is crowned by buttery mashed potatoes, flavored with garlic and Parmesan and a spark from red serrano peppers. Calling it a pie somehow seems …

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Singapore Noodles

Singapore Noodles: Hot Dish, Abundant Contrasts

Singapore noodles are seriously fine fusion food. It draws on many cuisines — mainly Cantonese, but with Indonesian, Malay, Thai, and Anglo-Indian influences. It’s quick and simple to make, delivering a heavyweight hit of rich spiciness, heat (African peri-peri or bird’s eye chilies), and surprisingly …

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Peri-Peri Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are peri-peri peppers? The peri-peri pepper, a.k.a. the African bird’s eye chili. That would be African, right? Yep, but in a roundabout sort of way. Its metaphorical roots stretch back to South America – the world’s original source of all the chilies that ever …

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