I’m wondering: do all columnists fall in love with some stories they write more than others? Over the years that has certainly been the case with me, and never more so than with my In the Kitchen column in the 4/27 issue of the Princeton Packet.
The source of the chicken curry recipe – a family cook in Colombo, Sri Lanka – also demonstrates how having children can reap unexpected bonuses, like when they grow up and have interesting friends and lead interesting lives that take them to interesting places you have only dreamed about.
The recipe, by the way, is not only authentic, it’s easy, delicious, flexible, and foolproof. You can’t ask for much more than that. One more thing: if anyone knows a source for fresh pandan leaves in Central Jersey, please tell me! They were the only ingredient I couldn’t get hold of that could possibly make the dish even better. Although it’s hard to imagine it being better.