Category: vegetarian

Sean Lewis of Nokomis in Duluth, MN

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table B y the shores of Gitche Gumee, By the shining Big-Sea-Water, Stood the wigwam of Nokomis, Daughter of the Moon, Nokomis. Dark behind it rose the forest, Rose the black and gloomy pine-trees, Rose the firs with cones upon them; Bright before it beat the water, Beat the clear and sunny water, Beat the shining Big-Sea-Water. When H.W. Longfellow wrote the epic “Song of Hiawatha” in 1855, he took inspiration from the legends of the Ojibway tribe. Fusing Eu Read more →

For the Kids – Individual Meatloaves

Let’s face it… kids would rather have their “own” than share (the common cold and flu virus being the obvious exception). Over the years, I have come to realize that this sentiment extends to food as well. For example, fudgesicles seem to be more popular than chocolate ice cream at Chez Wittmann, but they are essentially the same thing (sans stick, of course).I was mulling over this interesting facet of the juvenile psyche as I was mixing up some meatloaf for dinner. It inspired me to try someth Read more →

Nom nom nom

About 3-4 weeks into my vegetarian diet, I think my taste buds are getting more sensitive. When I accidentally ate a spoonful of my mom’s vegetable salad, there was a tiny speck of hidden tuna and immediately I spit it out. Although I did not swallow the tuna, I somehow found it to be very fishy. Another time, I was cooking pork rib lotus root peanut soup for the family. After adding salt, I tasted a little of the soup to see if the seasoning was ok. Immediately I felt breathless, as if somethin Read more →

Ragada Patties

‘Ragada Patties’ is one of my favorite fast food. We used to go to this road side vendor near Mahalaxmi Temple (precisely near Vidyapeeth Highschool) when I was studying in Kolhapur . Ragada Pattice, Aloo tikki, Samosa Chat were few items that I remember eating there. He had a very small cart with a big aluminum plate filled with ragada constantly boiling over small kerosene stove, warm samosas and kachories in separate plates, sweet tamarind chutney, green mint chutney and yogurt stainless ste Read more →