Fish n’ Chips is a popular dish on menus all over the world. According to Wikipedia, it was first introduced into Great Britain’s working classes during the 16th century by Jewish refugees from Portugal and Spain who referred to it as ‘pescado frito’ (fried fish).
This month, the Creative Cooking Crew is challenged to reinterpret this iconic dish and make it our own — take it “some place it’s never been before”. Continue Reading
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? Continue Reading
While everyone was eating corned beef and cabbage this past weekend, I ate a “cajun spiced Salmon Rueben” and an “open-faced chipotle shrimp tortilla”.
They were both great, but left me yearning. I had an itch that needed scratching. Continue Reading
Well, I mean, I’ve tasted variations of it but not the specific dish I’m talking about here.
Two years ago when my travel gal pals and I were in Tuscany, we had many memorable meals. Apparently, some more memorable than others. One such meal stuck in Maryann’s head because she hasn’t stopped talking about it. As she recalled, it was over-sized rigatoni stuffed with fish. I must have been at the other end of the table. I didn’t see it, I didn’t taste and I didn’t remember it.
When she mentioned it again recently, I thought “how difficult could it be?” And then I said, “Come on over and I’ll make it“. Continue Reading
It was — and it wasn’t. Continue Reading
What’s comes to your mind when you think of meat and potatoes?
I bet most people would say a Sunday roast or, perhaps, a slow-cooked stew or meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Undoubtedly, beef would be the most popular answer — so I went with ham.