Tag Archives: Recipes


Duck Shooting in New Zealand

There’s a national tradition that the first of May is the opening of duck shooting season. And, all over the country people go duck shooting. If you live in town, everyone knows someone in the country (if they’re into duck shooting, not everyone’s into duck shooting, but there’s a lotta people that are), what they’ll… Continue Reading »

SALSA

EXAMPLE: My informant’s family’s Salsa recipe. A can of tomatoes (16oz) A handful of cilantro from the bushel A little less than a quarter of an onion Two Serrano Peppers, unstemmed Take all the ingredients above and blend them together. Once at a good consistency, not too watery, able to see slices of the cilantro… Continue Reading »

A Pakistani Iftar Staple: Fruit Chaat

Context: Ramadan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. Healthy adult Muslims will fast from dawn to sunset for thirty days, and it is a time of greater spirituality, awareness, charity, and family. The informant is a Pakistani Muslim who grew up in Saudi Arabia, England, and Pakistan, and married and settled in Southern… Continue Reading »

Baba Ghanouj (my daddy is spoiled)

Baba Ghanouj is an Arabic dish that means “my daddy is spoiled.” It’s also known as Mutabbal in different regions, which means “it’s mixed up.” She said that it’s common for kids to make food for their parents after a certain age in her culture, and baba ghanouj was such a delicious and straightforward meal,… Continue Reading »