I, non-Italian, cook a mean roasted pork thing, slathered with ground fennel and coriander seed and white peppercorns, an Italian dish dubbed “Forever Roasted Pork” in Michael Chiarello’s Travigne cookbook. And I also see definite correlations between that meltingly soft meat and Southern barbecue, between mechoui and other long-roasted meat dishes from around the world. […]Read more "Cooking with Hurricane Irma, Part IV: Going Green: a Riff on Salsa Verde"
In keeping with the whole British colonial heritage story [See HERE and HERE for more], here’s a change of continents. From Africa to the Indian subcontinent. Chutney. Etymologically, the word entered English via Urdu ( چٹنی ), Hindi ( चटनी — caṭnī ), and Bengali (চাটনী) . Chutney is chutney is Major Grey’s mango chutney. […]Read more "MOVE OVER, MAJOR GREY"