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Turkish Saffron Shrimp

Turkish Saffron Shrimp

Last Summer I spent some time in Antalya, Turkey and by chance found the most delightful little restaurant. It is called Balıkçı Meyhanesi Kaleiçi and as I was with friends we decided to order everything family style. One dish that completely caught me by surprise 

The Black Latvian Cocktail

The Black Latvian Cocktail

The Black Latvian cocktail is a drink made from a base of Riga Black Balsam Blackcurrant. This cocktail is not too sweet, not too bitter, but overall quite strong. The alcohols in here are common in a home bar, and by slowly stocking up on 

Lucciola – A Craft Vecchio Amaro del Capo Cocktail

Lucciola – A Craft Vecchio Amaro del Capo Cocktail

I’m a big fan of buying random bottles of alcohol I see at the store, which is probably why I have so many bottles I have never even opened. I bought a bottle of Vecchio Amaro del Capo and it’s been chilling in my freezer 

Vegan Tempeh Lettuce Wraps

Vegan Tempeh Lettuce Wraps

I recently had the pleasure of entertaining a vegan guest for two weeks over the winter holidays, and I must say venturing from my normal cooking style took some getting used to. I’ve never had anything against vegan cooking, I’m just against restrictions in general 

Georgian Grilled Lamb Chops

Georgian Grilled Lamb Chops

Georgian food is delicious. In fact, I probably eat authentic Georgian food a few times a month. Other than signature dishes like Khatchapuri and Khinkhali, Georgian’s make delicious meat. Specifically, lamb. This recipe for Georgian grilled lamb chops is super easy, and really only needs 

The Original Paper Plane Cocktail

The Original Paper Plane Cocktail

It’s rare that a recently invented cocktail takes the world by storm (ok, exaggeration) and makes it into the annals of cocktail legend (ok, more exaggeration). However if there was any modern cocktail to show as an example it would be this, the Paper Plane. 

Bali Farm Cooking Class

Bali Farm Cooking Class

One of the things I try to do in every country I visit is a traditional cooking class. I didn’t go to culinary school, but I have done hundreds of hours of classes from chefs all over the world. To me, this is one of 

Learning To Cook Can Be A Lot Of Fun

Learning To Cook Can Be A Lot Of Fun

If you can’t cook right now, why aren’t you learning? A lot of people seem to be under the impression that learning to cook is boring, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Cooking can be a lot of fun if you make it 

Tostones (Fried Plantain Chips)

Tostones (Fried Plantain Chips)

Being ethnically Puerto Rican makes it a bit of a surprise it’s taken my almost 2 years to post a recipe for tostones. Even more of a surprise is that theres really only 3 ingredients needed to make them, so writing a post won’t even 

Best Leek And Potato Soup

Best Leek And Potato Soup

Is anything better on a cold winter’s day than making a large pot of delicious soup? One of the best soups in my opinion is a classic leek & potato soup, utilizing plenty of butter and cream. One of my favorite things about this easy