“One is lucky to eat like a Chettiar” goes an old Tamil saying, and it certainly is no exaggeration. The Nattukotai Chettiars, or Nagarathers, as they call themselves, are a community of bankers and merchants from the Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu, India’s southernmost state. Through years of trade and travel, they not only amassed … Continue reading Skiz’s Original Suppers Presents: Chettinad Cuisine of South India
The most fragrant and complex curry powder blend you will ever encounter, featuring 13 different spices and ingredients, individually roasted and ground together, is back in stock. I make these by hand in small batches from a family recipe that is who knows how old. When the esteemed food magazine Saveur caught a whiff, they … Continue reading Just made a fresh batch of Skiz’s Original Sri Lankan Roasted Curry Powder
Check the lastest article on saveur.com: http://www.saveur.com/how-to-make-roasted-curry-powder-sri-lankan You can order it right here: http://www.skizsoriginal.com/new-products/ Continue reading Skiz’s Original Sri Lankan Roasted Curry Powder Featured in Saveur!
Back by popular demand, the only gourmet, small-batch, Sri Lankan curry powder on the market returns. I started off making this magic powder exclusively for friends and family. Then they convinced me I should market it. But juggling so many things, as I am known to do, I eventually grew tired of dealing with it. … Continue reading Skiz’s Original Sri Lankan Curry Powders Available Once Again
Please join me for a light, healthy, SPICY dinner on Thursday: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-introduction-to-rice-curry-sri-lankan-home-cooking-with-gastronaut-skiz-fernando-bazaar-spices-tickets-26312953753 Continue reading Rice & Curry @ Union Market DC, Thursday, July 21st
I return to The Hill Center on Capitol Hill in DC to do another class on the basics of Sri Lankan cooking. To be honest, I never thought I’d be doing cooking classes in a million years, but it kind of makes sense as this is an extension of my cooking show on Youtube, … Continue reading Rice & Curry 101 @ The Hill Center DC, May 17th
Just back from a visit to Bosnia & Hercegovina, one of the former states that comprised Yugoslavia, and a place steeped in history. Not only did the first world war start here, triggered by the assassination of Austro-Hungarian heir to the throne, Franz Ferdinand, but more recently Bosnia suffered the scourge of a horrible regional … Continue reading On The Road: Sarajevo, Bosnia