Charred Tomato Soup

Have you read Jhumpa Lahiri’s Namesake? There’s a movie of the same name based on the book, and there’s a sequence where the protagonist, who happens to be a second-generation Indian-American, reminisces to his teenage years when his parents would throw a house party and…

Hummus Three Ways

I think my favorite snack of all time is Hummus. Sometimes, at Mediterranean eateries, I order the sampler platter for dinner because I know they make it good. There’s always extra hummus and garlic sauce in my Shawarma, and almost always a tub of homemade hummus…