Tuesday, January 19, 2010

5 spices, 50 dishes, and a proposal

It was a Christmas gift not unlike many others: a cookbook. But this one had strings of the apron variety: the Captain was going to cook. His first attempt — Dish 22: roasted lamb with burnt onions — was more than decent. His second go — Dish 24: new bride chicken curry — showed real promise. But Monday night's menu — Dish 23: lamb meatballs in a spicy malabari curry paired with an encore performance of Dish 37: tangy shredded cabbage salad — was nothing short of divine. One spoonful and I proposed. I figure if one of us ever masters Dish 48 — homemade chapatis — we might never eat out again.


  1. Sounds like a keeper; I'd grab him while you can! :-)

  2. Hey Captain,

    I am looking forward to a sampling of Dishes 23 and 37 in April on our way home from Florida. Sounds divine.

    Your favorite mother-in-law.

  3. Sounds like a really good cookbook, especially in the hands of a good cook as the Captain seems to be. Sounds yummmy! Also, chapattis just need a lot of practice that's all.