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Chapatis and Naan: Experiments in Indian Bread-Baking

17 Feb
Image sourced from indianfoodsco.com

Image sourced from indianfoodsco.com

If you’ve ever found yourself in an Indian restaurant (or at the receiving end of some delectable takeout), you’ve inevitably tried some of India’s famous breads. Whether for dipping, scooping, sopping or munching, breads like naan and chapatis are simple and delicious. They’re perfect for stew-type cuisines like Dal or Aloo Gobhi from the Northern part of the country, or Western India’s Dum Aaloo.

But for folks who aren’t as familiar with Indian food — which, like any great world cuisine, can vary depending on its region of origin — you might be asking yourself: What the flibbertigibbet are naan and chapatis? Leave it to GKG for the answer.

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Cooking With: Grains of All Shapes & Sizes

27 Sep

Quinoa? Brown rice? Couscous? Sign me up!

One of my favorite ways to add to a meal is using grains. I know we live in something of a carb-fearing time, but grains — real, whole grains, with a history and flavor to ’em beyond being overbleached and stripped of all nutrients — are so much more than just “carbs.” They can be the basis of an entire meal.

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