What is a burger really?
The classic and simplest version is a protein patty (usually ground beef) on a bun with a condiment and generally a fresh element, like a piece of lettuce or tomato. Oh yes, there’s often cheese. But it doesn’t end there; the more creative and expensive the restaurant, the wider the variety. This month’s challenge was to take a burger someplace it’s never been before. To create something not likely to wind up on the ‘Mickey D’ menu board. Read More
I’ve got Sicily on my mind. After many trips to Italy, I’m finally looking south and exploring a 2015 trip to Sicily and southern Italy. Yeah, I know, I recently said almost the same thing about a trip to the Yucatan in 2015. I’m doing both.
So, what makes a meatball Sicilian? Read More
Yeah, that’s my take on cooking food outside your ethnicity. All it takes is knowing what you like, a few good seasoning agents*, a dash of confidence and access to google for recipes or to answer any last-minute questions. It may not be “authentic”, but it could (should) be tasty.
As you may know, in my family, we celebrate everyone’s birthday with a group dinner generally late Sunday afternoon of the birthday week. So, a couple of weeks ago I sent out a family text announcing I would host Gram’s (the family matriarch) and Julie’s (my d-in-l) birthdays on 2/2 at 5:00. Yikes … the push back was immediate. You think I said the world was coming to an end!
Not being a fan of football (or bad fried and cheesy food-fests), I didn’t realize there was something else scheduled for that day. We compromised and I moved the festivities up to lunch so ‘those who cared’ could be home or wherever for the big kick-off. Read More