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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 […]

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 […]

Black Varenyky With Pike

Black Varenyky With Pike

Varenyky, or written in Ukrainian вареники, are one of the most popular Ukrainian foods. In fact, if you read any list of popular Ukrainian foods to try you’ll definitely see varenyky. I’ve already posted a recipe for fried varenyky with shkvarky, but this time I’m […]

Cold Sesame Noodles

Cold Sesame Noodles

One of my favorite lunches when I lived in Beijing was a dish called Liang Pi, or with the farmer Beijing accent, Liang P’yarr. It is a dish of cold noodles tossed in MaJiang, or the Chinese style sesame sauce. The noodles are paired with […]

Chinese Walnut Chicken

Chinese Walnut Chicken

When Alona and I lived in Beijing (for four years mind you) there was a restaurant on the corner of her apartment complex called Meal and Grill. Now this was one of our favorite places in the city because it was authentic. It is not […]

How To Roast A Perfect Rack Of Pork

How To Roast A Perfect Rack Of Pork

This article is going to be part instructional, part recipe so while you can absolutely jump right to the recipe card, I do provide lots of useful information to roast a perfect rack of pork. Similar to a rack of lamb, a pork rack is […]

Wild Mushroom And Goat Cheese Galette

Wild Mushroom And Goat Cheese Galette

So it’s spring in Europe and that means mushrooms. Yes, I know mushrooms are in every continent, but something about mushroom season in Europe makes me want to cook them all the time. From my braised quail with mushrooms, to mini mushroom and onion quiches, […]

Four Cheese Tortellini With Sun Dried Tomatoes

Four Cheese Tortellini With Sun Dried Tomatoes

It’s been raining for the past few days which means even though quarantine is partially over, I’m still stuck inside. Well, that just means homemade pasta as a comfort food. This recipe for four cheese tortellini with sun dried tomatoes is similar to my Homemade […]

Sausage Pesto Pasta With Creamy Feta

Sausage Pesto Pasta With Creamy Feta

This sausage pesto pasta with creamy feta is one of my absolute favorite comfort foods, and one of the recipes I’ve been making for years. Of course I’ve upgraded and changed things over time, but a simple pasta dish with fresh Ligurian pesto is always […]

Best Sri Lankan Recipes

Best Sri Lankan Recipes

Some of you may know that while I run this food and cocktail blog, my partner Alona runs the travel blog, Jet Set Together. This means I do quite a lot of traveling (and eating) all over the world. One of my favorite things to […]