Discovering and sharing random facts and mostly opinions about food, culture, people, places, music, or even philosophy.
My curious thoughts penned down and maybe together, we can once again, slow down and start to enjoy the simple things life has to offer.


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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Cooking Matters with Louise Hasson

Some introductions have a way of making a lasting impression. One such introduction occurred in the fall of 2011, when I started my cooking journey at Seattle's Bon Vivant School of Cooking, where Louise Hasson makes it her mission to teach essential kitchen skills, and not just recipes. As a token of gratitude for her endless support, I write this series to introduce my second mentor (first being my parents), and her cooking ideology to you and your friends. Pass it on, share the story, and be inspired.

Louise serves up some delicious poussin from a Saturday Saveur Class

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Indian-spiced Lamb Cutlets

Ah, I'm back! Yes, I promise to keep this blog more active. There have been a number of developments on the professional front to keep me tied up from my writing and sharing of new recipes. Sorry about that. This time, I decided to go for a little fusion. Combining panko breadcrumbs with indian-spiced lamb to deliver some delicious cutlets, that can easily be a substitute for your regular hamburgers, or served over rice, or even on a salad. You pick! 

Indian-spiced lamb cutlets, served over rice and topped with some fresh Indian salsa

Friday, November 16, 2012

Chanterelle Mushroom Soup Ladeled with Memories

Recipe, photos, and story by Susanne Stauffer
Edited by Sunita Budhrani

Fall’s orange hue has been with us for some time now but it has only been over the past several days where the familiar chill in the air calls for soups, stews and a big blanket at my feet. 


Fall's Delight - Creamy Mushroom Soup