Kali the Food Goddess: another 5* review
Kali Amanda Browne has been posting food essays and recipes on my website for years now, building a devoted readership and adding immeasurable fun to the proceedings. She's a witty, literate writer with a sharp eye for nuance and detail and those qualities shine through in every essay in Kali, The Food Goddess: A Compilation of Delightful Recipes and Memories of Food.
And the recipes? Wonderful multicultural offerings (should I say "fusion"?) that blend all that's best about Caribbean/American/Spanish/Chinese/Middle Eastern cuisines. She's a global culinary force to be reckoned with, one of those rare cooks who combine art and practicality in their creations. Do yourself a favor and give this cookbook a try, if only for the wonderful story about the Chinese influence in Puerto Rico and the recipe for stuffed peppers. Trust me. You won't be disappointed!
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