Lamb Meatballs with Red Onions, Tomatoes and Cumin

Fun silly video from The Perennial Plate folks whose partnership with Intrepid Travel has allowed them to broader their scopes in so many fascinating and entertaining ways (check out their Moroccan montage video below). Inspired by their trip to Moroccan these Lamb meatballs look great and could easily be done in a frying and then finished in the oven if you live in a New York City apartment without access to a grill.

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving – by the time ours was served I was so exhausted I didn’t even think to take a picture, what a lot of work!  Maybe it’s a function of cooking for 16 people, or being overly ambitious or maybe just age, but I really understand why large family dinners the world over are usually cooked by not just one person but the extended family.  I’m not a big fan of pot luck and I was very grateful to my friend Christy who came over and helped for many hours before the crowd arrived.

In the end I have to say a Thai twist on Turkey was a hit and I really thought having the bird chopped into pieces made it much easier to cook and carve in advance.

About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note:
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