Plenty of Leftovers

My mother is notorious for her cooking, which is always based on creating healthy delicious meals with fresh, organic ingredients. This woman is a living encyclopedia, a wealth of culinary knowledge, and she absolutely knocks people out with what she cooks. What she has taught me over the years is invaluable, not only in procedure…

Drop the Beet

Eastern Europe, diverse as it is, has a hundred variations for every dish it offers. Borsch, my favourite, for example. During my time in Moscow, I did not find a single menu that failed to tempt me with Борщ, the notorious stew most non-Slavs do not quite understand. Борщ- those four letters which translate into…

Girl on Film

Any time I see friends posting travel selfies in wild and beautiful locations, I feel a small twinge of remorse. There are three reasons: 1. I rarely like photos of myself and prefer taking photos without people in them, including me. I also assume that if I’m taking a photo of something majestic I should…

Paga Huevon, y come el Mundo!

For December’s Eat the World party, Greg chose Venezuelan (with Central/Latin American influences et. al.) to show off his ancestral culinary skills. He made arepas- a heavy disk of cornmeal that is dense on the inside and crisp on the outside. When they were finished, he showed us how to slice them 3/4 through and…

Fish Fry at Saint Luke’s

I remember the smell of New Orleans during the smoldering months of July and August and September. That was when it was so humid and hard to breathe that we did not even crinkle our noses at the garbage stench any time a good gust of wind came through to help us fill our lungs.…

Kuidaore!

The Japanese word Kuidaore means “to ruin oneself by extravagance in food” and we succeeded in our mission. This month for our Eat the World foodie party, we chose Japanese (-fusion), which is Jessica’s specialty. She and Greg recently gave me a lesson in decadent Osaka cuisine when they invited me over to learn to…

The Reformation

For our monthly foodie potluck, Eat The World, some friends and I decided on a continuation of last month’s Austro-Hungarian Mmmpire theme. We chose recipes that were a fusion of German/Austrian and Hungarian foods, and for Part II we progressed into some more Hungarian-Romanian specialties like I had while visiting Transylvania. We started with some delicious cheeses, crackers, lecso…