I really love seafood, I’ll eat any I see. Recently, I experimented with three raw and cooked preparations which are relatively simple and delicious. The taste really depends on the freshness of the ingredients used. The sea is a blank canvas that can be delighted with all types of flavor combinations, so the possibilities are many.
Braising is a cooking technique that combines searing and cooking in a liquid. Usually it works well with tougher meats and is a easy way to create a flavorful dish. I decided to braise beef short ribs!
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While we all enjoy the rich, creamy taste of desserts, most of us are concerned with their fatty and sugary ingredients. Can we replace the traditional ingredients of a dessert with more healthy ones while keeping the delicate and delicious taste of the dessert?
Today, I tried two different approaches to make blondies: Continue reading
There is a famous proverb about cooking fish: “Fish, to taste good, must swim three times: in water, in butter, and in wine.”
Today, I defied this tradition by cooking a sablefish fillet without butter or wine. I tried to cook the fish with something new—plain yogurt.
Matcha – powdered green tea – is popular because of its stress-reducing and immune-boosting benefits as well as unique flavor and is central to Chinese and Japanese traditions. It is most often used as a drink ingredient.
How about using matcha to make a dessert? Health benefits aside, matcha’s emerald color will add an interesting personality to any dessert plate. It is the perfect combination of Asian flavors with a traditional dessert.
Today I tried making a well-known dessert, a lava cake, with matcha. Below is the completed dish, served with mango sorbet, caramel sauce, and fresh raspberries.
While scanning through online news today, I came across an interesting proverb: “A man who waits for a roast duck to fly into his mouth must wait for a very, very long time.” The adage mocks those who always sit around waiting for good things to fall upon their laps without taking any real action. It evocatively reminds me that whatever we hope to achieve must come from our own initiatives and hard work. Continue reading
While reading some quotes about food today, I came across an interesting proverb: “An apple is an excellent thing—until you have tried a peach” (George du Maurier, 1834-1896). True? Maybe it is time to try another dish with peach.