Monday, September 29, 2008

housewarming party goodies!

I'm back from the depths of nowhere, aka Bolivia. Verdict: the food is nothing to write home about, though it is interestingly different.

First off, let me confess my love of our new kitchen - which essentially boils down to mine if you consider usage. It's big and wide, and though it has a few faults, is ridiculously amazing for a college kitchen.

So to kick the year off, we threw a housewarming party, and I cooked up some delicious goodies for everyone to munch on.

Bolanee Kechalu
deep fried dumplings filled with a spicy mixture of potato, leek, green onion, and caramelized onion, served with a thick garlic-cucumber yogurt sauce.



Kafta Kabob Bites
ground beef balls deep fried, flavored with onion, parsley, cilantro, garlic, and a variety of spices, served with the same yogurt sauce and an heirloom tomato salate.


(note: these were mostly eaten before I got to them! )



And then these are no dish in particular, just a bunch of garlic Nate thought might make a good picture - hopefully I was able to do them justice.


3 comments:

chasingamy said...

Dean, all your food is so beautiful and looks delicious. I'm so impressed and jealous that I haven't gotten to eat anything in the pictures haha.

Risa

Ali Baba said...

thanks risa! you will eventually =)

energy said...

Ah! Those dumplings look amazing. I'm so jealous that I wasn't in Seattle to help warm your house and eat good food!