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…

Austro-Hungarian Mmmpire

Most dishes that I cook start with sauteed onions, garlic, and paprika in oil over low heat. It’s just my version of Mirepoix, and a distinction I’ve become notorious for.  Eastern-Southern European  cuisine is quite cozy with these flavours, and my intrigue in experimenting with them has grown vastly since my trip to Transylvania. I…