The Spice Factory

As someone who makes my own curry powder, I can appreciate the time and care it takes to convert raw spices into a complex, multi-dimensional flavor enhancer capable of transforming meats and vegetables into a sublime dish. Though these ‘spices’ are essentially nothing more than the fruits, seeds, roots, and bark of various trees, bushes, … Continue reading The Spice Factory

Skiz’s Original Spice Blends Featured on Maryland Public Television

I originally started making my own curry powder just for fun. As someone who’s always been interested in spices, it was a way to recreate the flavors I’ve known since childhood when my mother used to make rice and curry. Then I started to get really positive feedback from family, and then friends about my … Continue reading Skiz’s Original Spice Blends Featured on Maryland Public Television

The Rice & Curry Book Tour: Pt. 3, The Bay Area

While California grows much of the produce we consume in the U.S., the Bay Area (i.e. Oakland, San Francisco) in particular is a food mecca. What might be considered trendy elsewhere–terms like, ‘organic,’ ‘sustainable,’ and ‘seasonal’–is really taken to heart here because people take their eating very seriously. Due to a dearth of Sri Lankan … Continue reading The Rice & Curry Book Tour: Pt. 3, The Bay Area