POV: You’ve found a recipe that tickles your fancy and now it’s time to go through the ingredient list to make sure you’re ready to cook. Chicken? Check. Tamarind? Not really. Mango chutney? Oh oh.
Before giving up on the idea altogether, consider heading to one of Houston’s various retailers, where you’ll find everything you need and more. Asian grocery stores and weekly farmers markets offer a treasure trove of interesting sauces and oils, aromatic herbs and sustainable produce. So it’s no surprise that the best chefs in town show up for their own races.