This is recipe book, of mostly other peoples’ recipes.
Long ago we wandered into the world of online recipes. It was a wild place, where people seemingly converted units using Google Translate, or often seemed not to have read their own instructions at all – let alone prepared the dishes described therein. It was as if some pages were just up there with gibberish, but search engine-optimized and with at least 15 five-star reviews.
So I started a scrapbook of things we’ve tried, to remember what happened when I tried them. Like the dish that needed 17 cardamom pods, six cinnamon sticks, five pureed red onions, all in a baking dish for several hours. I still have a coat that smells of it, on damp days. That was six years ago.
That recipe is not archived here, because there is a spice-induced blank spot in my memory. But plenty of successes and failures are here. Along with modifications, compromises, and innovations of my own. Please enjoy at your own risk.