Come eat with me. We'll taste food from all over the world, much of it in Los Angeles, and not just because I live there. This city has probably the greatest assortment of ethnic food in the United States, from Bosnian and Bulgarian restaurants to taquerías, cevicherías, pupuserías and hundreds of places to go for Thai curries and Korean barbecue. If you live somewhere else and never visit Los Angeles, there will still be plenty to enjoy—wines to taste, books to cook from, thoughts about food, travel stories—and recipes seasoned with authentic flavors.
Conversations are meant to be shared. Through TableConversation.com I will share with you what I've learned during many years of writing about food, traveling to far places and exploring my own city. And I invite you to share with me your own favorite places to eat and perhaps a recipe or two.
The recipes in TableConversation.com are original, not extracted from other publications, unless part of a book review. I've tested them all, and because I don't believe in food that is complicated, pretentious and ridiculously expensive, they're all dishes you can make easily at home. Some may call for unfamiliar ingredients that will lead you on fascinating excursions to ethnic groceries. However, I find much of what I need at my corner supermarket. That's because ethnic cooking is no longer out of the ordinary. It's what a lot of us do every day.
I think of food as a delicious link to people and places. Even the simplest meal can be a study in cultural diversity, but TableConversation.com is not about studies and philosophy. Its purpose is to add fresh new pleasures to your table and take you on culinary adventures aimed at making daily life as delicious as it should be.
This Web site and all contents are Copyright 2006-2012 Barbara Hansen.