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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
This past week I had the pleasure of participating in 2 events which involved Sri Lankan food. The first, was a Sri Lankan Supper Club in Baltimore–put on by yours truly–at the home of some friends which attracted 30 guests, who have all now been duly baptized in the Church of Rice & Curry. Unfortunately … Continue reading YouAssist Fundraiser in VA — A Rousing Success!!
Across the street from my Aunt Dora’s flat in central Colombo is a small Buddhist temple nestled beneath the branches of a sacred Bo Tree. During the day, the little temple is a hub of activity as worshippers come to pay their respects. In the evenings, I like to watch as the tree’s magnificent limbs … Continue reading Remembering Nimal
For all the fuss about restaurants, everyone knows the best meal you can ever eat is at someone’s home—especially if that someone is Leela. If you’ve ever checked out my blog before, or saw the Sri Lanka episode of No Reservations, you’ll be familiar with this diminutive lady, who was my Aunty Dora’s cook for … Continue reading Off The Eaten Path: Leela’s Chilaw Crab Curry
When Chef Koluu and I discovered that we were to take part in the One Pot Meal seminar to be held on the main stage of the conference, we were a bit puzzled about what to do since there are no one pot dishes in Sri Lanka. So we decided to make biriyani–a dish that … Continue reading The 2012 World’s of Flavor Conference, Part 2: Sri Lankan Biriyani
I recently had the pleasure of visiting the picturesque Napa Valley for the CIA’s 15th Annual World’s of Flavor Conference. No, I’m not a spy, and I’m not talking about that CIA, but rather The Culinary Institute of America, one of the country’s most well regarded cooking schools. Each year they assemble top chefs and … Continue reading The 2012 World’s of Flavor Conference, Part 1: Inside the CIA
For The Love of Food and Heritage S.H. Fernando who lives in the States and has cooked up quite a fan club with his cooking blog, in an email interview with Smriti Daniel discusses his book ‘Rice and Curry’ which he hopes will give young Lankans living abroad a taste of our local flavours … Continue reading EXTRA!! EXTRA!! from The Sunday Times of Sri Lanka….
Although I did a much earlier post about the “Battle of Lampreis” in Sri Lanka, I realized today after lunch that there really is no competition: The lampreis at The Dutch Burgher Union is hands down THE BEST and only lampreis worth eating. For all you novices out there, here’s a little refresher course: Lampreis … Continue reading Lampreis To Go @ The Dutch Burgher Union
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