Carpathian Mushroom Soup

Carpathian Mushroom Soup

One of my favorite Autumn recipes is something that’s pretty close to my heart, Carpathian Mushroom Soup. Being that I live in Ukraine I visit the Carpathians a few times a year and there’s nothing better on cold mountain nights than this traditional soup. The 

Butter Shrimp

Butter Shrimp

A few days ago I uploaded a recipe for Butter Chicken that my friend taught me to make. But he also mentioned what to do with the leftover sauce. After all, there’s going to be leftover sauce. Well, the simple answer is to just make 

Ukrainian Pork Plov (Rice Pilaf)

Ukrainian Pork Plov (Rice Pilaf)

Continuing on with my trend of traditional Ukrainian recipes, here is a popular home style recipe for pork plov. Plov is what Ukrainians call rice pilaf, and it can be made with a variety of meats. The most traditional is Ukrainian pork plov, and it 

The Most Decadent Gratin Dauphinois

The Most Decadent Gratin Dauphinois

A steakhouse classic, gratin potatoes are what many people consider a perfect side dish. However, if you really want to kick things up a notch then you’ll want to make my recipe for the most decadent gratin dauphinois. These thinly sliced potato layers are cooked 

Stir Fry Chili Squid

Stir Fry Chili Squid

Squid is one of those ingredients that is popular in most of the world. In North America you have your deep fried calamari rings, the Mediterranean does shallow fried rings or whole baby squid, and in Asia you have a ton of different stir fry 

Spicy Beef Croquette Bombs

Spicy Beef Croquette Bombs

One of my favorite things to get at my local Cuban restaurant growing up were Papas Rellenas, or stuffed potato balls. While my recipe probably isn’t the most authentic, it is still delicious. This is a great way to use up some leftover mashed potatoes 

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 

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 

White Asparagus With Paprika Hollandaise

White Asparagus With Paprika Hollandaise

If you are a fan of regular green asparagus then you will definitely be a fan of these beautiful white asparagus. While far less popular than its green counterpart it is, in my opinion, much more delicious. It probably boils down to the fact that 

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