A stork rides the thermals in the early morning air above Istanbul during a heatwave. As the city “wakes with a shout,” the bird glides over a symphony of traffic jams, ship engines, air conditioners and gull cries. But this familiar song is broken with an explosion on a tram. Ian McDonald’s “The Dervish House” begins with a bang and we’re introduced to a kaleidoscope of characters whose stories contract and expand around an ancient dervish house…Read More
I’m excited to have an article and recipe featured in The Cook’s Cook Magazine this month. In the article I talk about my parents’ journey from Karachi to the U.S. and their experiences with American cuisine.
In honor of my parents’ story I made these masala burgers spiced with coriander and cumin, along with a spicy mint and cilantro chutney.Read More