Category Archives: Thai cucumber salad

All Hail Mark Bittman: Coconut Braised Beef

Several years ago I found an intriguing recipe for “Rendang: A Traditional West Sumatran Dish” in Siri Owen’s excellent Homestyle Thai and Indonesian Cooking (The Crossing Press, Freedom, CA 1997). At the time I cooked beef once a decade, and … Continue reading

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Thai-ish Cucumber Salad

1. Infinitely expandable2. Infinitely flexible3. Really really easy4. Even works with semi-tired winter cucumbers5. And — a bonus! An opportunity to practice or show off your insanely excellent knife skills This was inspired by a recipe from David Rosengarten’s food … Continue reading

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