Growing up, my mother always claimed we had a separate stomach just for desserts. No matter how full you were, there was always room for a little bite of sweetness to end a special meal. Sweets were a luxury for me, as I was only ever allowed a dessert when we went out for dinner or at a party. I always looked forward to going … Continue reading Introducing Dolce
Have you heard of Fregola before? No? Yes? Have you had it? The first time I heard of it was on the Hairy Bikers’ Mediterranean Adventure show when they were visiting Sardinia. It looked pretty good, but then again, pretty much anything on TV looks good. Pasta and fish…how can you go wrong, anyway? I somehow would up buying the cookbook of the show (not … Continue reading Fregola.
It’s our first day in Sardinia – you know what’s good? The local wine. The suckling pig and scenery isn’t too bad either. Continue reading A quick glimpse
Meze are small dishes, or appetizers, served in parts of the Middle East, the Balkans, Greece and North Africa. Gathering around a table filled with little dishes on a hot evening with friends is one of summer’s great pleasures – especially after a long day of work. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Turkey twice – once as a tourist, and the other time as … Continue reading Introducing Meze – Sport Weight
ZAKUSKA (plural zakuski) originates from Russia and many Slavic countries, where it can be served as an appetizer, but often a plate of zakuski can serve as a meal itself. My experience with zakuski is from my travels in Bulgaria, where I indulged in many cheese-stuffed dishes that would fuel a day’s explorations. Bulgaria is a country that is constantly changing and evolving – each … Continue reading Introducing Zakuska – Bulky Weight
Dining in Japan is an experience, especially when one enjoys a kaiseki, or multi-course meal. The hassun is traditionally the second course in this multi-course meal, which typically embraces the local, seasonal offerings. I fell in love with Japan on my first trip there in 2014. I mean, I have always loved sushi, but the trip that we took opened my eyes to so much … Continue reading Introducing Hassun – DK Weight
Oh, Germany. How I love thee. The Christmas markets are like no other. I mean, I’ve been to some great ones outside of Germany (Prague is fabulous as well as Straßburg), but at home they are quite sad (I’m looking at you, Bern). Germans know how to do Christmas. The Glühwein, the chocolate covered fruit, the beer, the Glühwein, the markets, the rides, did I … Continue reading And we ate All the Things