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Creamy Goan Black-Eyed Pea Curry - Lucky New Year's Recipe

Creamy Goan Black-Eyed Pea Curry – Lucky New Year’s Recipe

Creamy Goan Black-Eyed Pea Curry - Lucky New Year's Recipe

So why do black-eyed peas have a lucky connotation, you may wonder? One, eating the humble black-eyed pea demonstrates a lack of vanity on the New Year, which will bring prosperity for the rest of it. Two, the expansion of black eyed peas when they cook resembles your expanding wealth in the New year. And… Read More »

Cap’n Crunch Fish Tacos

Cap'n Crunch Fish Tacos with Sriracha Crema and Green Salsa

For the full story on how these tacos came to be, see our post here. Sometimes, eating food out of a truck just makes it taste better, doesn’t it? A few months ago, we had the chance to try the famed Cap’n Crunch Tilapia Burrito at the Thai taco truck Cucina Zapata on Drexel University’s… Read More »

Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce

Thai Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce

When we’re exploring international cuisines at home, one of our first stops for inspiration are the takeout menus of our favorite ethnic restaurants. One of our favorite Thai appetizers is chicken satay, the Thai answer to grilled-meat-on-a-stick. In this recipe, Caroline creates an intensely flavored marinade of ginger, garlic, chili paste, spices, lemongrass, and lime… Read More »

Char Siu Bao – Chinese BBQ Pork Buns

Char Siu Bao - Chinese BBQ Pork Buns

Dim sum is a traditional Chinese meal, often eaten by families perched around a large table on weekend mornings. As carts of steamed and fried items roll by, you simply choose what you want and fill the table with your favorites. For us, a true dim sum trip isn’t complete without a few steamed BBQ… Read More »

Tacos al Pastor

Tacos al Pastor

Tacos come in all shapes and sizes but if we had to choose one type to eat for the rest of our lives, it would be these – tacos al pastor (or “shepherd’s style tacos”). Found throughout Central Mexico and particularly famous on roadside stands in Mexico City, tacos al pastor can be thought of… Read More »

Autumn Apple Tarte Tatin

Autumn Apple Tarte Tatin

The classic Tarte Tatin is perfect example of a happy accident. According to its origin story, said tasty pastry was born at the Hotel Tatin, in Lamotte-Beuvron, France. There is some debate and urban legend surrounding its invention, but the story generally goes that Stéphanie Tatin, co-owner of the hotel with her sister Caroline, was… Read More »

Cioppino – Fisherman’s Stew

Cioppino - Spicy Fisherman's Stew

This recipe takes us on a journey from one continent to another. Commonly known as one of the signature dishes of San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, cioppino is a seafood stew that actually has its origins in Genoa, Italy. When Italian immigrant fisherman (many from Genoa) settled in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood in the late… Read More »

Misr Wat – Ethiopian Spiced Red Lentils

Misr Wat - Ethiopian Spiced Red Lentils

Hot, filling and simple to throw together, there’s no reason to go out to get your Ethiopian fix with this recipe for misr wat, a red lentil stew simmered with tomatoes and flavored with berbere. Berbere, a chili spice blend literally meaning “hot” in Amharic (the main language in Ethiopia), is one of the trademarks… Read More »

Wienerschnitzel

Wienerschnitzel

We’re getting into the Oktoberfest spirit today with this classic recipe for wienerschnitzel. Traditionally made with veal, schnitzel can also be made with pork, like Heidi does here. Bone-in pork chops (for extra flavor) are pounded until then then breaded according to standard procedure. Instead of deep-frying the cutlets, these are shallow-fried in a pan… Read More »

Indian Restaurant Favorites at Home

How to Make Your Favorite Indian Restaurant Dishes at Home

Indian food is one of those cuisines that most people don’t try to tackle at home because they think it’s time-consuming and complex. Today, we’re here to open your eyes to the exotic wonders of Indian cuisine with recipes for some of your favorite Indian restaurant dishes. With a well-stocked spice cabinet and a little… Read More »

Lumpia – Filipino Spring Rolls

Lumpia - Filipino Spring Rolls

Every country in Asia has their version of the spring roll and in the Phillipines, these finger food friendly fried snacks are known as lumpia. Unlike the gargantuan Chinese-American egg rolls you get for takeout, lumpia are traditionally smaller and thinner because they have more meat than veggies. In this traditional version, Laura fills hers… Read More »

Chicken Teriyaki

Chicken Teriyaki

At the top of the list on lunchtime bento boxes at Japanese restaurants in the U.S. is chicken teriyaki – pieces of grilled chicken brunched with a sweet and salty glaze. But did you know that this is actually a staple in Japan as well? Teriyaki gets it’s name from teri referring to the glaze… Read More »

Pasta alla Norma Nuda

Pasta alla Norma Nuda

Traditionally from the town of Catania on the Italian island of Sicily, this simple yet luscious “Pasta all Norma” embodies the essence of Sicilian cuisine. Since very little produce is imported into the country, the food in Sicily is inherently seasonal and this recipe showcases how versatile the humble summer eggplant can be. Named after… Read More »

Brazilian Grilled Flank Steak

Brazilian Grilled Flank Steak

As the summer starts to wind down, we’re all looking for ways to get the most out of our grill. With this recipe, you can take a trip to Brazil from the comfort of your own backyard. Brazilian cuisine is known for its plethora of expertly-grilled meats (namely beef) served with the ubiquitous condiment known… Read More »

Hawaiian Salmon Poke

Hawaiian Salmon Poke

You don’t have to leave the mainland for a taste of island cuisine! As the newest state in the Union, Hawaii has a rich cultural and culinary past as a crossroads of East and West. Poke (pronounced poh-keh) is one such delicious result. Love sushi, but don’t love the effort involved? Get your raw fish… Read More »