Miso Soup

Miso Soup

Miso soup is one of the most popular Japanese recipes. This umami packed soup is often served at sushi restaurants in the West, but you can find it at most restaurants. In fact, according to The Book of Tofu & Miso by William Shurtleff and 

Japanese Dashi (出汁)

Japanese Dashi (出汁)

Dashi is an extremely popular stock from Japan that is the base of many soups, braises, dips, and more. The stock is perhaps most famous as the base of Miso Soup, one of Japan’s national dishes. While making dashi the traditional way is less popular 

Crab Bisque

Crab Bisque

This recipe for crab bisque is more of a weekend activity than a quick weekday dinner. As anyone who buys crab can tell you, they can be pretty annoying – especially when small. However if you are trying to make a recipe to impress someone, 

Salmon Cream Soup

Salmon Cream Soup

I buy lots of salmon, and for good reason. It’s affordable, healthy, and tasty. Salmon is one of the best selling fish on the market and it is primarily because of the recent surge in demand for high quality salmon for use in sushi and 

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 

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 

Andalusian Gazpacho

Andalusian Gazpacho

It’s almost strange that this site has been up for over a year and I’ve yet to put on a gazpacho recipe. Gazpacho, for those that don’t know, is simply a cold vegetable soup that is mainly eaten in summertime. While there are plenty of 

Green Borscht

Green Borscht

Borscht, also spelled borsh or borshch or borsch (and more), traditionally refers to the Ukrainian beetroot soup that is popular in much of Eastern Europe. However there is another popular variation, green borscht, which replaces the earthy red beetroot with fresh and tangy sorrel. I’ve 

West African Peanut Stew

West African Peanut Stew

I haven’t cooked a lot of African food before but as soon as I saw this West African Peanut Stew I knew I had to make it. It can also be called African Peanut Butter Soup depending on the consistency of the finished dish. I 

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