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Saffron and Pistachio Rice Stuffed Onion

Saffron and Pistachio Rice Stuffed Onion

On my most recent trip to Istanbul I was very fortunate to take one of the best food tours I’ve ever taken. The tour guide was able to help me buy a fairly large quantity of high quality Iranian saffron for much less than I’d […]

A Guide To Bosnian Coffee

A Guide To Bosnian Coffee

A Guide To Bosnian Coffee Bosnian Coffee is one of the most important things of note when talking about the identity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. While many people will just call it Turkish coffee, this would be a mistake. Other than being poured from a […]

Corned Beef Pappardelle

Corned Beef Pappardelle

Corned beef, for those not in the know, does not involve corn at all. Instead it is a method of curing beef (traditionally brisket) with large pieces of salt, also known as corns. You can make your own corned beef for this recipe, or just […]

Chickpea Salad

Chickpea Salad

This is a purely Mediterranean dish that will bring you back to enjoying the sunset on a Greek island. Using fresh and local ingredients this chickpea salad can be whipped up in just a few minutes. It makes a perfect starter salad, or as a […]

Kleftiko (Lamb Claypot)

Kleftiko (Lamb Claypot)

Click here to jump directly to the Kleftiko printable recipe. Kleftiko is one of those fantastic Greek dishes that once you try, you love. After all, it’s slow braised lamb, savory potatoes, fantastic sauce, and filo pastry. While the filo pasty may not be the […]

Baked Feta Cheese

Baked Feta Cheese

Continuing on with my “Greek Week” and after posting a delicious classic Tzatziki yesterday, comes another classic dish that’s super simple to make. This baked feta cheese dish is popular in many places over Greece, but perhaps most so in the Cyclades. I’ve seen it […]

Classic Greek Tzatziki

Classic Greek Tzatziki

I’ve been making tzatziki for years using a recipe I found online, but now that I’m in Paros, Greece, it was nice to have a chef and restaurateur teach me his famous recipe. So I’ve been spending the week in Paros, Greece with Alona and […]

Istanbul Food Tour

Istanbul Food Tour

I always say if you want to get to know a country, get to know their food. Food is not just sustenance for survival, but a way to show our culture. Our likes and dislikes. Preferences and styles of cooking. On a recent trip to […]

Garlic Shrimp

Garlic Shrimp

This recipe uses whole unpeeled shrimp so if you can’t handle that, might as well head back now. This was a recipe I created while in Hong Kong years ago and has always been a favorite of mine. Note that this isn’t the famous Typhoon […]

Broccoli Sausage Stir Fry

Broccoli Sausage Stir Fry

A stir fry makes a great quick meal, and this broccoli sausage stir fry is no exception. Simple ingredients, and a simple marinade is all that is needed for this dish. Perfect for a quick lunch, or a side dish with dinner, you can whip […]