Winter Squash and Molasses Muffins

Reminiscent of pumpkin molasses bread, these muffins aren’t as sweet, although they can be sweetened with extra molasses or sugar. Ingredients 2 pounds kabocha squash (cut in large pieces) 1 cup (140 grams) whole-wheat pastry flour 1 cup (135 grams) flour, unbleached (all-purpose) 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon (ground) ½ teaspoon nutmeg (ground)…

Black-Eyed Pea Fritters

This recipe is renowned chef Pierre Thiam’s unique take on a traditional Senegalese dish – the accara, or black-eyed pea fritter. Sold on street corners across West Africa, often as a sandwich on a fresh baguette. This recipe treats them more like a falafel, as they’re stuffed inside a pita bread instead. The spicy pickled…

Green Papaya Salad

Green papaya salad goes by ‘som tum’ in Thailand, som means sour, while tum is a reference to the pounding sound a large pestle makes when crushing ingredients. Often eaten as a snack, or alongside marinated grilled chicken and beef. Ingredients 1 large or 2 small cloves garlic (peeled) ¼ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon dry-roasted…

Buttermilk Marble Cake

Adapted from a version serve at the 76th birthday of legendary Southern chef Edna Lewis, this cake is delectably tender & moist. As far as cakes go, this is quite simple to put together, and the chocolate cream cheese frosting is a beautiful surprise. Ingredients For the cake: ¾ cup/170 grams butter, unsalted (1 1/2…