By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published May 21, 2020 at 7:40 PM Photography: Lori Fredrich

Welcome to Quarantine Kitchen, a cooking show focused on tips and easy recipes you can execute in your home kitchen using basic ingredients and pantry staples. The show airs live on Facebook every Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Tune in by heading to the OnMilwaukee Facebook page. [View past episodes and recipes here]

We've also launched an off-shoot of the series featuring local chefs cooking up simple dishes in their home or restaurant kitchens.

On Friday, May 22 at 1 p.m. we'll be filming our live with Chef Barkha Limbu Daily of the cheel. She will be making two types of aachar (spicy pickles): classic Nepalese aachar and Burmese kenema aachar. Both are made with tomatoes, onion, garlic, ginger, serrano peppers, cilantro and salt, but using different cooking methods.

Tune in for insights on using aachars to enhance your meals at home, Nepalese flavors, achieving balance when cooking and the art of tempering.

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.