Ligaya Mishan


Content by Ligaya Mishan

    • Spice Box: In Six Compartments, All the Flavours of Home

      Unlatch the domed lid and you find a shallow tray with a long, dainty spoon for measuring. Below are tucked six canisters of spices, five of them - salt, cumin, coriander, red chilli and mango powder - arranged like petals around turmeric at the center.

    • The Egg Cooks Best (Slippery) Friend

      Eggs have been a motif on Therouxs many travels, hawked outside train stations from Tanzania to Siberia

    • A Gift Tagine Proves All Is Not Lost

      Jessamyn Rodriguezs first tagine a shallow terra-cotta dish with a tall peaked lid, painted all over with stars never made it home from Morocco.

    • For Nicole Ponseca, Filipino Recipes Call for Banana Leave

      The banana leaf was chalky and stiff from the freezer, in need of revival. Nicole Ponseca laid it across the stove and swept it gently over the flames.

    • Doughnuts in New York City: From Carpe Donut NYC to Pies 'N' Thighs

      Dough, fried. It is a humble snack, fuel for late-night stakeouts, comfort after a day toiling at the nuclear power plant. Its pleasures are prehistoric - fossilized ring-shaped cakes have been unearthed, dating back 8,000 years - and democratic. Free...

    • A Journey Begins With a Single Scoop

      The ice cream had been cut into a half-moon slab that was dense to the touch and so cold my fingers went numb. It required teeth. It tasted as if it had been made on a planet with stronger gravity, concentrated yet airy, and smoking ...

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