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Skiz’s Original Suppers Presents: Chettinad Cuisine of South Indiaskiz1

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 22:12:30 +0000

“One is lucky to eat like a Chettiar” goes an old Tamil saying, and it certainly is no exaggeration. The Nattukotai Chettiars, or Nagarathers, as they call themselves, are a community of bankers and merchants from the Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu, India’s southernmost state. Through years of trade and travel, they not only amassed …

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Just made a fresh batch of Skiz’s Original Sri Lankan Roasted Curry PowderDSC03410skiz1DSC03410DSC03448Skiz's original logo

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 18:46:12 +0000

The most fragrant and complex curry powder blend you will ever encounter, featuring 13 different spices and ingredients, individually roasted and ground together, is back in stock. I make these by hand in small batches from a family recipe that is who knows how old. When the esteemed food magazine Saveur caught a whiff, they …

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Skiz’s Original Suppers #3: “A Jewish Christmas Dinner”skiz1IMG_0693

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 21:40:15 +0000

I’ve hosted two successful suppers now at my underground restaurant with a third coming up later this month. Despite the title, this dinner has really nothing to do with religion or religious holidays, and everything to do with good eating. The story behind it is simple: Christmas day is usually the one day of the …

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Skiz’s Original Suppers #2skiz1

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:42:59 +0000

The first supper was a great success! Are you ready for #2? This time we are doing a mixed menu of South Asian inspired dishes with Chicken Biryani as the star. To check out the whole menu for Thursday, November 30th, please follow this link: Skiz’s Original Supper #2 And remember, we only have rook …

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Welcome to the debut of Skiz’s Original Suppersskiz1DSCN3286DSC03410

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:49:03 +0000

After years of doing Supper clubs and Pop-ups in all manner of places, I’m finally taking the plunge, folks, and opening up my own underground restaurant. And here’s the rub–it’s going to be in my own home! Think of it as a speakeasy serving delicious food. People are constantly asking me, “When are you going …

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Skiz’s Original Presents “The Pan-Asian Pop-Up”skiz1

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 04:43:22 +0000

I’ve been doing pop-ups and supper clubs for a minute, but mostly highlighting the cuisine of Sri Lanka, which I grew up eating. Now it’s time to stretch out and showcase other foods I love. If you’ve followed my show Pan Asian on Youtube, you know that I’m a huge fan of pretty much all …

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Skiz’s Original Sri Lankan Roasted Curry Powder Featured in Saveur!skiz1

Fri, 19 May 2017 20:07:29 +0000

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Skiz’s Original Sri Lankan Curry Powders Available Once AgainDSC03410skiz1DSC03410.JPGDSC03448.JPG

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:34:47 +0000

Back by popular demand, the only gourmet, small-batch, Sri Lankan curry powder on the market returns. I started off making this magic powder exclusively for friends and family. Then they convinced me I should market it. But juggling so many things, as I am known to do, I eventually grew tired of dealing with it. …

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R.I.P. Arjuna17972132_10155373114960209_5721807721415841368_oskiz117972132_10155373114960209_5721807721415841368_o.jpg

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 19:22:05 +0000

It is with sadness that I must acknowledge the passing of a great friend and mentor, Thangarajah Arjuna, in Sri Lanka on this Easter Sunday, April 16th–the same day of his birth. I had known Arjuna for many years as the upstairs neighbor of my Aunty Dora in the small cluster of flats on Park …

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Return of The Sri Lankan Pop-Up @ Peabody Heights, Saturday, May 6thskiz1

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:50:19 +0000

After hibernating for the winter, we are ready to bring back the heat with the first official Sri Lankan Pop-Up of the season. We return to one of our favorite locations, The Peabody Heights Brewery, in Charles Village where the people are nice and the beers are cold (and plentiful)! Join Chef & Cookbook Author …

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