Posts Tagged ‘shish kebab’

Kebab’s Yer Uncle

 

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Holy rain, Batman! What a damp spring we’ve had! But despair not, things are slowly returning to normal in and around Toronto, and the forecast calls for sunny periods all week. And the May 24 weekend will be upon us before we know it, which means at least one very important thing; it’s time to prep your barbecue and grill for the season.  Once you’ve done that a whole new culinary world awaits. In the spring and summer, grilling’s where it’s at, and one of our favourite things to grill on the ol’ BBQ is a kebab. Continue »



Simple Rice Pilaf for Summer

 

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Is rice pilaf an eighties thing? It seems that at one point, not too long ago, the rice pilaf was always one of the “starch” options at many restaurants; “You can get that with fries, mashed or rice pilaf.” Or Greek potatoes. The word pilaf is derived from the Turkish pilav which comes from the Sanskrit pulaka: “ball of rice.”

Originally hailing from India, rice pilaf became popular in ancient Persia and the Middle East, gaining a foothold in Turkey and Greece; it is often served with shish-kebab, souvlaki or moussaka, and has made its way into other cuisines, sometimes just on the menu as an alternative to spuds. You don’t see it that much anymore, food trends come and go, but perhaps it’s time to bring back the rice pilaf . Continue »