In Japan, where wasting food is tantamount to heresy, they’ve taken this humble upcycling of stale bread and turned it into a culinary craze. But rusk is ridiculously simple to make at home and not only does it prevent waste, it makes for a delicious teatime snack. Head over to PBS Food for the ...
Peanut Butter Chicken Tacos
I know what you’re thinking. “Peanut butter in a taco?!” It might sound a little crazy, but hopefully I’ve earned enough trust from you all over the years that you believe me when I tell you that it makes for an awesome combo. Moles(the Mexican sauce, not the burrowing rodent) traditionally use ...
Often found as part of a meze, this popular dish originated in Aleppo, Syria, which is known for its wondrous red chili peppers. Like most dishes that have been around since before the reign of cookbooks and measuring cups, Muhammara is made in about as many ways as there are cooks who make it. ...
If you live in the northern latitudes spring tends to come a little late, but when it does finally arrive, it comes fast and furious with an onslaught of blossoms, fruit and vegetables. A recent haul of asparagus, snap peas and baby ramps inspired me to come up with a fresh take on this new [...]
Twice Cooked Pork (Huí Guō Ròu)
It’s Cinco de Mayo and you’re probably wondering why I’m sharing a Chinese dish with you on this day that General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín led a ragtag band of Mexicans to victory against a French force double it’s size. Well, I don’t have a good excuse, but I can tell you that this Huí Guō [...] ...
Braised Mushroom Tacos
When it comes to Mexican cuisine, there are few things more provocative than a classic mole that involves hours of roasting, grinding, caramelizing, and braising. As delicious as it can be, not every occasion calls for a whole day spent in the kitchen, especially on a day like Cinco de Mayo, which
Tuna Tartare with Yuzu Gelée
This tuna tartare is easy to make and makes for an impressive first course for a dinner party. With a flavorful layer of tuna marinated in olive oil, soy sauce and chives, a layer of creamy avocado, and a magical gelée made with with yuzu infused dashi, it’s as visually stunning as it is orally ...
Lemon Chili Chicken
This is what inevitably happens when I spend any amount of time in a place… I start to crave the flavors and aromas of the country long after I’ve arrived home. Earlier this month I got to spend some time in the Middle East with access to some of my favorite ingredients including tart, floral [...]
Maybe I’m just weird, but I find looking through beautiful photos of food both relaxing and inspirational. I used to flip through magazines, which was replaced by RSS feeds, and now I love scrolling through pages of tantalizing food on websites that aggregate food photos. Lately though, it seems ...
Molokhia ( ملوخية), also known as Jute, or Jews Mallow is the name of both a plant and a dish. It has medium sized saw-toothed leaves that come to a point at the tip and have small tendrils at the base of each leaf. Nutritionally, it has three times the calcium and phospherous as Kale, [...] ...