Welcome to the pilot episode of Off The Eaten Path, a new series in development from Cinqua and Film Food. We’ve all drooled, probably with more than a tinge of jealousy, as TV personalities like Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern tuck into exotic dishes in far away lands. Chances are we’ll never have the time … Continue reading Off The Eaten Path: Brooklyn Chinatown
Regular readers of my blog know that I love to discover new and interesting places to eat–especially if they are serving something hot, spicy, and delicious that you can’t get anywhere else. As my YouTube channel attests, I have documented my culinary travels “Off the Eaten Path” for years. Currently I am in the process of … Continue reading Off The Eaten Path: ‘Little Pakistan’ (Brooklyn)
My goto spot for Sri Lankan products has long been the friendly, mom-and-pop operation called Spice Lanka located in a Derwood, MD strip mall. There isn’t a thing you can get in Sri Lanka that Spice Lanka does not carry–including hot and fresh “short-eats,” or traditional Sri Lankan snacks, as well as labor intensive … Continue reading Spice Lanka Serving Weekend Sri Lankan Buffet!
I originally made my raw and roasted Sri Lankan curry powder at home and gave it out to friends and family, who were the first to encourage me to actually market my brand. When my book came out, this seemed like a no brainer as most of my recipes called for either a raw or … Continue reading Skiz’s Original Spice Blends
I often wonder why more people aren’t aware of the delights of Sri Lankan food, and the reason, I believe, has to do with the scarcity of Sri Lankan restaurants in America. In fact, the only stateside Sri Lankan restaurants I know about all happen to be in that fabulous food mecca of New … Continue reading Off The Eaten Path: Staten Island Sri Lankan
According to my Aunty Dora, who’s old enough to know, the legendary Colombo eatery, Green Cabin (453, Galle Road, Colombo 3 — Phone: 588811 or 591841), and its sister restaurant The Pagoda Tea Room (105 Chatham St., Fort, Colombo 1 — 011 232 5252)have been feeding hungry Colombo residents for a long time. In fact, … Continue reading Green Cabin: A Colombo Institution
I’m always on the lookout for something interesting, original, and new, so yesterday on the way home I noticed a spot that seemed more likely to be found in L.A. than Colombo–a drive-in donut shop. That’s right, Gonuts (1 Castle Street, Colombo 7), is the capital’s newest (and only, as far as I know) donut … Continue reading And Speaking of Savory Donuts…