It's not been long since I engaged here in the spirit of my many cooking posts, with my love of Thai cuisine and my experiences with Thai cooking, something I've been writing about for years, and which culminated in a marvelous coming together in a day of cooking school in Northern Thailand five years ago… Continue reading Som Tum ส้มตำไทย! 2023 “Hot Thai Kitchen” Update Edition
I don’t really like olives all that much. But I adore the idea of olives. And olive groves. And the Mediterranean. The stories by Peter Mayle and Carol Drinkwater. The presence of olive trees, olive oil, olive wood, and of course “olive branches” in our mythological, literary and cultural traditions. And the history of an ancient industry that has… Continue reading Food and Drink Post: Olive Me
Green Papaya Salad. OMG, it's delicious. I've written before about my affinity for this lovely dish, something I first discovered in Chiang Rai, Thailand, in a tiny, hole-in-the-wall establishment run by aged crones: I've been searching it out ever since, on this side of the pond, with varying degrees of success. So far, Maenam Thai… Continue reading Som Tun! ส้มตำไทย
Beloved stepdaughter is leaving shortly for the trek south-and-west to Chateau Right, where she should arrive mid-afternoon. It's just the two of us (so far) today, but you never know. Angels have a habit of showing up unexpectedly here, and we never turn them away: QOTD: Entertaining Angels Entertaining Angles: Four-legged one's mostly Entertaining Angels:… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
It’s become an annual tradition, here at Chateau Right, that I should spend a considerable portion of the week before Christmas making sure that the freezer is well-stocked with prepared dishes so that there’s plenty on hand to eat during the holidays besides interminable leftovers from the Christmas meal itself (not that there’s anything wrong… Continue reading Food and Drink Post: Pot Luck Edition
Oh, I do love me a good seafood restaurant. Perhaps that’s because I’m a native of an island nation, no part of which is more than an hour or so away from the sea, so when Dad was home on leave from Nigeria, fish was always fresh, plentiful, and on the menu. Or perhaps it’s… Continue reading Emard Court: The Face That Launched a Million Memories
For those of you who might not be familiar with the term, “slow food” originated in Italy in the mid-1980s, when the first organization to promote localism and traditional methods of cooking was formed by Carlo Petrini. Its name, clearly, is a reaction to “fast food” and the homogenization of food culture into a global… Continue reading Food and Drink Post: Sloe Food
Last time I took my life in my hands and went to the grocery store (I used the most socially distant form of checkout I could think of–the “Scan and Go” app on my phone, and pretty much straight out the door when I was done), I picked up a few of my favorite things… Continue reading Friday Food and Drink Post: Treat Yourself–Bagels and Smoked Salmon!
So, folks: What are you doing to eat your way through the CoronApocalypse? Here at All's Right With the World, in the very armpit of Southwestern PA, we’re going big for soup, and have worked our way through beef vegetable, mushroom barley, and (most recently) chicken noodle. We’re too far from town for meal deliveries.… Continue reading Food and Drink In the “I Want To Be Alone” Age
“Oh, it’s a jolly challah-day with Susan, Susan makes your ‘eart so light!” OMG. Apologies for the appalling pun, to you, to my friend Susan, to Mister Susan, to the brothers Sherman who wrote the music and lyrics for Mary Poppins, and above all, to everyone who reads this, wherever you are, for inflicting upon… Continue reading A Jolly Challah-Day!