You can buy a cookbook and try to make the recipes at home, but Asian dishes are best learned when you have someone show you once. That’s what Daniel Tan, the owner of Food Playground, told us after we finished our cultural cooking class in Singapore. His words rang true, especially after the hands-on class Read Post
What better way to learn about a culture than through its food? Discover tasty recipes from cooking classes we took during our travels, attempts at recreating street food or national cuisines, and successful dishes that sprung from inspirational ingredients.
While we were out in Denver last month, our friend Brooke cooked her mom’s famous gravy with poached eggs for breakfast. We call it “famous” because her mom serves it every morning in the B&B she owns in New Mexico. It’s always a hit with her guests, and it’s Brooke’s go-to breakfast dish when she Read Post
Gobi 65 (cauliflower 65) is like a vegetarian version of a spicy chicken drumlet. We couldn’t get enough of this delicious appetizer throughout India and after several attempts at making it, we finally have been able to replicate it at home. It’s good for both vegetarians who may miss eating chicken drumlets and for meat Read Post
My father first introduced me to kimchi when I was a child, but the putrid smell of spicy, fermented cabbage was enough for me to swear off eating it for more than a decade. Then in my 20s when traveling in South Korea, I ate it again and, unbelievably, enjoyed it. It is strange how Read Post
Our decision to become pescetarians a few years ago didn’t mean we had to cut out our former favorite meat-filled dishes – we just had to get more creative in the kitchen if we wanted to achieve a similar flavor profile. Hot and sour soup was one of our go-to favorites whenever we would order Chinese Read Post