Myanmar has been on my radar as a destination ever since seeing Tony Bourdain’s inaugural episode of Parts Unknown in 2013. He happened there at a unique moment when the country was slowly emerging from under the weight of military rule and opening up to the world. Bourdain was able to capture the place in … Continue reading Feeling Myanmar
I’ve been doing pop-ups and supper clubs for a minute, but mostly highlighting the cuisine of Sri Lanka, which I grew up eating. Now it’s time to stretch out and showcase other foods I love. If you’ve followed my show Pan Asian on Youtube, you know that I’m a huge fan of pretty much all … Continue reading Skiz’s Original Presents “The Pan-Asian Pop-Up”
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 recently returned from a visit with the in-laws in Amman, Jordan, and although I had been there once before, you can never compare visiting a place as a tourist to experiencing it from the point of view of the natives. Ironically, my wife and, by default her parents, happen to be Palestinian, a group … Continue reading On The Road: Jordan (Part 1– Palestinian Food)
It’s been a great experience being a member of the Hippocrene Books stable of authors. Boasting the most comprehensive catalog of ethnic cookbooks, Hippocrene is truly a powerhouse when it comes to food publishing, and I’ve learned so much about other cuisines as a result. That said, I admit to being slightly disappointed upon initially … Continue reading Hippocrene Books & Cooks: Five Cookbook authors trade cuisines for a day