“There was a big bowl of dirty rice on the coffee table and white porcelain plat…

“There was a big bowl of dirty rice on the coffee table and white porcelain plates too.” 💙 • Great, classic mystery noir. Super atmospheric and you get all of the LA vibes in the 1940s. Mystery man offering money, missing woman, out of a job protagonist… this had it all! Black man searching for … Read more

Made Rice Pudding with Bourbon, Orange and Cardamom for this week’s hosted by …

Made Rice Pudding with Bourbon, Orange and Cardamom for this week’s hosted by cookinglikeimeanit from Cookish, the newest Milk Street Cookbook ! Thank you voraciousbooks for this gifted book 💛 This is so delicious and creamy. If the only rice pudding you have had is from the supermarket or in the dorms, you haven’t had … Read more

“We gathered around the table with bowls of rice cake soup.” • Oh my heart. Wh…

“We gathered around the table with bowls of rice cake soup.” 💙 • Oh my heart. Why did I feel so much ache while reading this? I read it in one sitting as I couldn’t put it down. Mother daughter stories get to me. Korean mother daughter stories can be so painful, it sears me. … Read more

Made this Portuguese Rice with Kale and Plum Tomatoes for this week’s hosted by…

Made this Portuguese Rice with Kale and Plum Tomatoes for this week’s hosted by cookinglikeimeanit from Milk Street- The New Rules. I didn’t have plum tomatoes but did have cherry tomatoes so I used them and of course it was a fine substitute! This is my kind of dish- with the addition of some smoked … Read more

“I am cooking white rice and fish stew for dinner. Would you like some broccoli …

“I am cooking white rice and fish stew for dinner. Would you like some broccoli on the side?” 💙 • Extraordinary debut by abidare_author !! I loved this book because Adunni stole my heart. She will stay with me a long time. Her spirit, tenacity and bravery helped me to tap into some of those … Read more

Cooked along with hosted by and hosted by with this Vietnamese Rice Soup wit…

Cooked along with hosted by cookinglikeimeanit and hosted by rainydaybites with this Vietnamese Rice Soup with chicken or last night from Milk Street: The New Rules by 177milkstreet and cpkimball . It was comforting and the only slight change I made was using chicken thigh instead of breast because that’s what I had on hand! … Read more