Chicken Satay

Easily the most delicious appetizer of Thai cuisine, so much so, I’d rather eat chicken satay as a main course. It’s fun, it’s vibrant, and it’s a great communal dish to enjoy with friends and family. Then again, anything served on a stick is just better. Chicken satay is one of those dishes with a … Continue reading Chicken Satay


Sushi is as much intimidating to eat for some as it is to make for others. Fortunately, for those who love to eat this beautiful Japanese dish, making it isn’t all that difficult. First off, clarifying the term sushi can be helpful. When most Westerners refer to sushi, they’re actually grouping three main types together: … Continue reading Sushi

Chicken Tikka Masala and Firestone Naan

Chicken Tikka Masala and Firestone Naan Every so often I get a real hankering for a dish that is warm, spicy and creamy. In such a time I usually turn my attention to Indian food. When it comes to Indian food, tikka masala is on top of my list. For such a craving, it ticks … Continue reading Chicken Tikka Masala and Firestone Naan

Blue Burger with a Parmesan Oregano Bun

If anybody remembers my grilled blue cheese pizza, then this burger may sound familiar. I've had such rave reviews of the pizza that I thought I would adapt those pizza toppings to a burger. And I gotta say, I think the burger is better. Quite simply, I took a 100% all-beef patty, seasoned with veal … Continue reading Blue Burger with a Parmesan Oregano Bun

Heating Up the Grill

BBQ Pizza Though the concept is not new to me, the practice of grilling pizza is relatively new. I suppose since I have only had a BBQ for just under a year, I was bound to get around to it eventually. In my last pizza post I focused more on the restaurant styles of typical … Continue reading Heating Up the Grill


German Bratwurst & Instant Sauerkraut Frühlingsfestival is the little sister of Oktoberfest that runs from April 17 to May 3, 2015 in Munich, Germany. And since the season of grilling is upon us, I thought I'd work on my sausage making skills to get in shape for the main event this September. To make your … Continue reading Frühlingsfest

Using Your Noodle

Cold Ramen Salad & Grilled Teriyaki Salmon Anybody who has ever had a great bowl of ramen knows how addictive it can be. In most of the western world ramen is nothing more than cheap dry noodles and a packet of sodium rich flavoring. Nowhere in the vicinity of true Japanese ramen. So for anyone … Continue reading Using Your Noodle

Lewd Food Pizza Burger

The Pizza Burger If it looks like an ordinary burger... look again. For those of you who read about food on the internet or use Instagram, I'm sure you're familiar with the term Foodporn. Porn is used here as a word to illicit provocation, something sinful or taboo. It's become a term of mainstream foodie … Continue reading Lewd Food Pizza Burger

I Grill …Therefore I Am

Beer Braised Baby Back Ribs As a Canadian, I am no stranger to grilling in all weather, ideal or less than ideal. In the rain, we use umbrellas, in the snow we use shovels, and in the hot summer sun we use cold beer. The only weather that stops Canadians from grilling all year round … Continue reading I Grill …Therefore I Am

Et Tu Brute? The Betrayal of a Salad

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Just to make one thing clear,  Caesar salad has nothing to do with Julius Caesar, but everything to do with feeding an insatiable hunger. In North America, Caesar salad is commonly served with Italian food, and throughout the world it's considered American food. However, Caesar salad originated in Mexico, invented by … Continue reading Et Tu Brute? The Betrayal of a Salad