Gazpacho: a quick dish for the tomato season 

I grew up in a lively city in southern India. Summers were long and winters mild. I marked the time of the year by the seasonal fruit and vegetables that vendors carried through the city streets on carts. The vendors called out their wares just as American ice cream trucks play music to announce their…

Which came first?

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? It is an age old, seemingly unanswerable question. But for me, the origins of my interest in cooking started with the egg. When I was young, I can remember my mother cracking an egg into the pan while I stood nearby holding the spatula. “Listen for the…