Well this is your chance to give a gift that gives back in more ways than one.
It is the gift of the sharpest knife money can buy. It brings sharp knives, better prepping, happier cooking, more enjoyable food and deeper satisfaction - all with the effortless and precise cut of a truly sharp knife made with passion, attention to detail, best materials, respect for tradition and immaculate care.
Panditji used to make this dish for my mother’s very fancy, annual dinner parties when I was a child. I loved those parties: the table would be lavishly set with our best china, silverware and linens and we all feasted on a vast array of exquisite foods complemented by Panditji’s best pickles. I make this now for special occasions because it never fails to impress.
Mio Bistro - The baby of Beverly Bee and Leo Ledoux is a gem of a restaurant. It would be a place to go wherever it existed but especially so in North Country (So. VT and North Eastern NY) which is otherwise a food desert. It is an oasis with great comforting powers.
Ed Schoenfeld, a restauranteur, consultant and chef, makes a version of this potato salad for many of his dinner parties. Before I met Ed, I was never a fan of mayonnaise-based potato salad. Once I tasted his ve
rsion, my opinion changed forever. What’s unusual about this potato salad is that there is sugar in it. The sweetness combines with the sweet-sour taste of the gherkins, the tang of the lime, the spiciness of the cayenne and the herby freshness of the basil to make a potato salad that hits the ground running. With lots of mayonnaise and olive oil, I admit that it isn’t the healthiest salad in this chapter. But it’s not the kind of salad that you make every day—it’s worth the splurge.
Betty Osborne is a proud New Yorker (Brooklyn born and raised in LI and VT, now living in Upstate NY). NY is lucky to have her as its daughter. She is the kind of citizen that would make any nation or people proud. Happy to serve her own and those unknown. Service like this is not found today. People serve to serve their own type. Her's is a type that is So-American and yet today, So Un-American.
Known to mankind as far back as Ancient Egypy, these pillowy soft confections are perhaps one of my all time favorite candies.
Sadly, as many things that go ruined as the Industrial Revolution took grip on our world, the marshmallow of yesteryear lost its sparkle. I have resigned myself to only having an occasional magical moment with marshmallows. They are rare and without much frequency at all.
I have some of the fondest memories of music related to Noor Jehan and this song in particular.
Thanks Razak Khan and Marvi Mazhar for bringing this video to my life. I am in your debt. Noor Jehan is indeed the light of the universe. Camp as they can be. Electric and Dramatic. Special and precious!