Sushi

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

Chow-Down Chowder

 Seafood Chowder Chowder is a dish seldom found outside North America. The anatomy of a chowder can be briefly described as a thick creamy soup, typically with clams or other fish. Most common of all chowders is the New England Clam Chowder. Then you've got Manhattan Clam Chowder which is made with tomatoes, and there's … Continue reading Chow-Down Chowder

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

Beans Beans the Musical Fruit

Baked Beans: Classic Tomato and Smokey Maple There's a simplicity to homemade baked beans that make them very comforting. Whether it's alongside a classic English breakfast, or as a main course with an unlimited supply of freshly baked bread, baked beans is a humble dish that is both soothing and nourishing. To the average person, … Continue reading Beans Beans the Musical Fruit

Mmmm mmmm Cloned!

Chicken Vegetable Soup: A Campbell's Clone As a kid of the 80s, growing up with a lunch of canned soup or boxed Mac & Cheese was the norm. One of my favorites, especially with the sniffles, was Campbell's Chicken Vegetable soup. And seeing how it's the first week of spring, which usually means that transitional … Continue reading Mmmm mmmm Cloned!

National Tortilla Chip Day

Tortilla Chips Mexican, or rather Tex-Mex cuisine was among my first encounter with exotic foods. You can laugh at the fact I just referred to tacos as exotic, but once upon a time it would've been difficult to come across grocery store aisles stocked with Mexican ingredients, even if it is American. I've had Tex-Mex … Continue reading National Tortilla Chip Day

One Potato, Two Potato Rösti

Potato Rösti The humble potato is likely the most versatile food item on the planet. Most of the time potatoes play their part as a supporting actor alongside most proteins, be it a burger and fries, bangers and mash, ham and scalloped potatoes. Or even a side dish all its own, such as a potato … Continue reading One Potato, Two Potato Rösti

Eat-a-Pita with Hummus

Pita Chips & Hummus Perhaps I jumped the gun on my last post, seeing how it was my first post of 2015. I just may have rattled some reader's New Year's diets. Maybe, just maybe I was a little cruel. Though in my defense, I do specialize in comfort food, and how is ooey gooey … Continue reading Eat-a-Pita with Hummus