Month: December 2020

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 

Ukrainian Cheesecake

Ukrainian Cheesecake

Ukrainian Cheesecake is much different than the one most Americans are used to, because it uses a type of farmers/cottage cheese instead of cream cheese. It is less heavy, but stronger tasting. Making Ukrainian cheesecake is extremely simple, and is quite unusual for those who 

Spicy Peanut Sauce Noodles

Spicy Peanut Sauce Noodles

If you’re looking for some delicious Asian comfort food then look no further. This easy recipe for spicy peanut sauce noodles has been one of my go to quick comfort recipes for years, even back when I lived in China. Of course, my recipe takes 

Traditional Basque Burnt Cheesecake Recipe (La Viña Cheesecake)

Traditional Basque Burnt Cheesecake Recipe (La Viña Cheesecake)

No, this isn’t a NY Cheesecake that you forgot to take out of the oven. Basque Burnt Cheesecake is meant to have that near black top! While quite popular all over the world, not many people know that it originated at a restaurant called La 

Soy Sauce Fried Noodles (Pad See Ew)

Soy Sauce Fried Noodles (Pad See Ew)

Pad See Ew might just be the most popular Thai recipe in the entire country. Yes, even more than Pad Thai. The dish is simply soy sauce fried noodles, of which in Asia there are hundreds of variations. My way of making it is about 

Mandarin Orange Chicken

Mandarin Orange Chicken

If you’re like me (and most of the world) you think Mandarin oranges are far better than regular oranges. So, why not make a classic American-Chinese takeout staple, Orange Chicken, with Mandarin oranges? Yes, I said American-Chinese, because orange chicken isn’t authentically Chinese at all! 

Carpathian Baked Trout Under Sour Cream And Mushrooms

Carpathian Baked Trout Under Sour Cream And Mushrooms

If you have ever been to Western Ukraine you might have noticed just how popular trout is. Due to the proximity of the Carpathian mountain range, this river fish is available at most restaurants in a variety of styles. Of course, as I want to