Tête-à-tête with Chef Sanjay Thumma

You have pleasured your palate with succulent tandoori chicken, spicy lamb vindaloo, creamy palak paneer, magnificent mutton biryani and luscious mango lassi, all within the confines of your neighborhood Indian restaurant. As you might have experienced during your gastronomic adventure that Indian food holds the power to both fascinate and intimidate. “We understand spices better…

Empanada is the new Cupcake

Let’s consider the empanada.  In appearance it is simple and unobtrusive.  A pocket of dough, baked or fried, with a center of sweet or savoury perfection, that can fit neatly in your hand and never fails to satisfy a hungry body or weary soul.   In many ways the empanada (em-pah-na-tha), ubiquitous throughout Central and…