imageHi, Ian Smith here. I love to cook, and I love to eat good food. I’ve been cooking (and eating) now for a number of years. As a kid in SoCal, I used to make a mess of my mother’s kitchen, concocting what I thought was great.  There have been periods when I didn’t touch a knife for months, maybe years, but I’ve picked up the pace (and the knife!), and now I whip up dishes constantly. I have a full-time day job, but at night, on weekends and in my free time, I love to cook, eat great food, dine at great restaurants, and travel.

I’ve had the opportunity to travel around the world quite a bit, and as part of my education, I studied for a year each in Germany and Italy. These have been great experiences, and have helped shaped who I am, my tastes, my interests, etc.

I cook something almost every night. I love it. Over the years, I have acquired a great appreciation for international cuisines — it’s really fueled my passion for cooking and eating good things. I love to try different dishes, from elegantly sublime but understated, to outright bold and spicy. I’m not afraid to be adventurous.

Tired of writing. Having a frozen pizza tonight.

Ian Smith lives and cooks in Newburyport, Massachusetts



41 thoughts on “About

  1. Hari Qhuang

    Hello, Mr.Smith.
    What a wonderful blog you have! Lots of interesting recipes!
    You got many nice Indonesian recipes. I am planning to try the Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Ginger Sauce (hopefully I can do it on Monday, which is my off day). I have tasted many versions of Indonesian roasted pork but I have never tried this one. The recipe has a hint of Peranakan and Bataknese cooking. I cannot wait to try it. 😀
    Looking forward to reading more posts in this blog.

    1. AnotherDish Post author

      Hari, thank you very much for your kind comments. As you can probably guess, Indonesian cuisine is one of my favorites! Any Indonesian cooking tips you can pass along are very much appreciated. Please let me know what you think of my roasted pork recipe — it is based on a few different versions, so I’m not sure what region can claim it!.

  2. Colleen

    Ian – thanks so much for the “LIKE” on my blog. It’s very much appreciated. I agree with someone else who posted a comment above – it’s all about what YOU like to eat and what taste good to you. I love to cook, have had the fantastic opportunity to travel the world as well and am just fascinated by the foods from different cultures. You learn so much by way of food. Good for you. I love your blog and will be checking back often!

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  4. Mama Miyuki Easy Pantsy

    Hello Ian, I have been following your blog for a while, very impressed thinking that you are a chef based in Bali or Jakarta..it turns out that you are far far away in the US..your knowledge on Indonesian cuisine is very impressive..

    1. AnotherDish Post author

      Hi Mama Miyuki, I’m very flattered by your comments – thank you! Indonesian cuisine is one of the world’s best kept secrets (at least, in this area – maybe everyone else knows already), and I’m trying to expose the world to it; delicious, and truly world-class.

  5. tinywhitecottage

    Very impressive Ian. The first recipe I read was neapolitan tomato and pork soup..and the whole time I was reading it I knew I was going to make it. It is wonderful. Then moving on to the next recipe chicken with pearl onions!! I immediately pressed the follow button. Looking forward to cooking some of your recipes. Glad to have found your blog this morning. Nice.

    1. AnotherDish Post author

      Hi Tinywhitecottage, thanks so much for you comments — they really mean a lot to me. Likewise, I’m very happy to have come across your blog, as well! It’s beautiful.

  6. The Dads: Harris & Dave

    Ian, I was just going through your blog and have to say I’m quite impressed. I have quite the appreciation for how time consuming this is so I wanted to let you know we appreciate you sharing your love for cooking and good food. I also very much love your photos, very artistic and creative. You’ve given me some great idea! Best regards, Dave


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