Rice & Curry: Sri Lankan Home Cooking –> Coming This October on Hippocrene Books

It’s been a long time coming, but that time is almost here. Five years ago I rented out my house and moved to Sri Lanka for a year to fulfill a lifelong dream–to create a Sri Lankan cookbook. As a second generation immigrant, food has always been important to me as my one connection to … Continue reading Rice & Curry: Sri Lankan Home Cooking –> Coming This October on Hippocrene Books

Gastronaut Skiz makes a cameo on NBC’s “Diplomatic Plates”

I’ve been acting as the unofficial “food ambassador” for the Sri Lankan embassy recently following appearances at the Travel & Adventure show in D.C. and also this latest cameo at the Ambassador’s residence itself for a taping of “Diplomatic Plates,” a series which airs on Washington’s local NBC affiliate. Ambassador Jaliya Wickramasuriya’s very capable chef, … Continue reading Gastronaut Skiz makes a cameo on NBC’s “Diplomatic Plates”

Pan Asian: Fried Clams in Roasted Chile Paste (Thailand – Hoy Lai Ped)

Mmmmmm….. I love clams! I also love mussels, and oysters and snails and all kinds of mollusks and shellfish: Make that seafood, period. A lot of people are intimidated with cooking seafood, but it’s really the easiest thing in the world to prepare. If you live near the water, it’s also probably not so expensive. … Continue reading Pan Asian: Fried Clams in Roasted Chile Paste (Thailand – Hoy Lai Ped)