The curated kitchen: new cookbook “A Mouthful of Stars A Constellation of Favorite Recipes from My World Travels” and recipe

As much fun as flipping through someone’s old index card collection of favorite recipes A Mouthful of Stars: A Constellation of Favorite Recipes from My World Travels is an assortment of recipes drawn from Seoul and Norway, Paris and Mexico, India, the Bayou, and Provence. Recipes such as pan-fried peppers with coconut and tamarind. Sticky rice with persimmon and sesame. Triple layer chocolate-coconut cake. There is one for you to try after the jump. When you eat it, envision yourself in whatever port of call you most desire.