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Tsukune (Japanese Chicken Meatballs) | つくね

Tsukune (Japanese Chicken Meatballs) | つくね

One of my favorite things to do in Japan is go to a yakitori bar and eat the entire menu. Of course my favorite thing is tsukune (or the grilled chicken skin) which are chicken meatballs. Originally, tsukune were made with the leftovers of a…

Egg White Frittata

Egg White Frittata

I always seem to have either leftover egg whites or egg yolks in the fridge that I want to use before they go bad. As my Carbonara uses five yolks and no whites, I have a decent size egg white jar every time I make…

Peri Peri Cauliflower

Peri Peri Cauliflower

If you have ever had buffalo cauliflower before then you will love this dish. Peri peri is a sauce made from the piri-piri chili (isn’t that fun to say) and was originally created by Portuguese colonists in Africa. The most famous example would have to…

Cocoa Hazelnut Meringue Cookies

Cocoa Hazelnut Meringue Cookies

I’m a fan of making meringue cookies when I want to impress guests because oftentimes they are a recipe that intimidates people. However they are actually super easy, and you can flavor them many different ways. These cocoa hazelnut meringue cookies only need FOUR ingredients!…

An Authentic Roman Carbonara

An Authentic Roman Carbonara

For as simple a recipe as carbonara is, too many people and places don’t know how to make it. I can remember the first time I got it when I was a child, and the pasta was tossed in a cream sauce with peas. Then…

Blue Sidecar

Blue Sidecar

The sidecar is a classic cocktail that has been around since the early 20th century. It appears in multiple cocktail and bartending books, with more riffs than anyone can count. Just like a martini, the proportions are completely different depending on who is making it.…

Iceberg Wedge With Bacon Blue Cheese Dressing

Iceberg Wedge With Bacon Blue Cheese Dressing

The iceberg wedge. Long claimed to be the most boring form of salad. Well, it kind of is, right? That’s why it is commonly served with such strong dressings. My way of making the iceberg wedge is with bacon blue cheese dressing, which is good…

Zaru Soba (ざるそば) Japanese Cold Soba Noodles

Zaru Soba (ざるそば) Japanese Cold Soba Noodles

Zaru Soba was the first dish I had in Japan on my first trip there back in 2005. We exited the plane in Osaka and after checking into our hotel we went to a noodle shop where I proceeded to order a dish of these…

Te Anaka

Te Anaka

The Te Anaka cocktail was invented by James Crinson of LaLaLand Lounge Bar in Wanaka, New Zealand for the Bacardi Legacy competition. In my opinion it’s kind of a supped up Bee’s Knees, substituting white rum for the classic gin, and adding Fino Sherry. I…

Mastiha Spritz (Μαστίχα Χίου)

Mastiha Spritz (Μαστίχα Χίου)

If you are missing out on your annual Greek summer vacation because of the quarantine, this Mastiha Spritz will bring you back to the islands, at least mentally. If you’ve never heard of Mastiha before it would not surprise me. The liqueur is only produced…