Skiz’s Original Suppers Presents: Chettinad Cuisine of South India

“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

R.I.P. Arjuna

It is with sadness that I must acknowledge the passing of a great friend and mentor, Thangarajah Arjuna, in Sri Lanka on this Easter Sunday, April 16th–the same day of his birth. I had known Arjuna for many years as the upstairs neighbor of my Aunty Dora in the small cluster of flats on Park … Continue reading R.I.P. Arjuna

London’s Best Asian Supermarkets — from The Guardian UK

I don’t usually post articles from other publications on my site, but I consider this a public service announcement for all the home cooks looking for hard-to-find ingredients in London town. When it comes to buying green finger chillies and rice wine, we Londoners have got it made. Flourishing Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Chinese and Gujarati communities … Continue reading London’s Best Asian Supermarkets — from The Guardian UK