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Perfect Patra

Patra is an amazing savory pinwheel snack of India made by rolling a spicy ground dal (chickpea) paste infused with cummin and tummeric into taro leaves. There are all kinds of other ingredients as well, such as coconut, garlic, mustard and sesame seeds, cilantro and lime. My favorite global food guru Ruth Reichl does a splendid job of explaining the slightly labor intensive process of preparing this wonderful dish on her show Adventures With Ruth. So inspired was I by her episode on Indian cuisine, that I found myself in my local Patel Bros. Market...

Tasty Tuesday & Tuesday Tunes: Sweet Potato Latkes & Deva Premal

Tuesday Tunes: Deva Premal If you meditate or practice yoga, you’ve probably spent at lot of time listening to the soothing voice of the fantastic Deva Premal. The music of this mantra chanting singer will get you into “the gap” faster than anyone I have ever heard. When you hear the melodious sound of Deva expertly delivering the “Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya” you may be surprise to find that rather than being a native of Mumbai she was actually born...