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02/04/2021

Key Lime Pie

Tired of making the same old desserts that bring about the same flavour experience. Well then look no further as we take a look at one of America’s most iconic desserts – the Key Lime Pie. Named after the unique aromatic key limes that are juicer, tarter than your average lime. Key limes are named after the region where they are grown commercially – the Florida Keys. Originally the Florida Keys were not known for their unique limes, in fact, it wasn’t until the 1920s when a hurricane wiped out... Read More

19/03/2021

The Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

Philadelphia’s most famous and iconic sandwich. Quite simply of the best classic American comfort foods out there. Thin slices of rib-eye beef, onions, peppers, cheese (Cheez-wiz or Provolone) on a dense chewy roll of bread. In fact, in Philadelphia, the sandwich is simply referred to as “The Cheese Steak”.  The invention of the Philly Cheesesteak goes back to the 1930s when Pat Olivieri, a hot dog vendor, threw chopped beef steak on his grill and added it to a hoagie roll, to make a sandwich. A passing cab driver asked... Read More

12/03/2021

Cotoletta

Recipes for breading and frying meat exist universally, wherever you find yourself during travels. Breaded meat holds a special place in the hearts of foodies everywhere. From US southern states having the chicken fried steak (aka the country fried steak) to the German-speaking world having the Schnitzel, to Japan having its fabled Chicken Katsu, each continent puts its own spin on this home-style classic. But even before all the aforementioned delectable breaded dishes bubbled to the surface of the culinary world, there was the original – the Italian Cotoletta. A... Read More

04/03/2021

Greek Moussaka

The beloved Moussaka. One of Greece’s most famous dishes and for good reason. Moussaka is what dreams are made of, from an omnivore’s standpoint; a layered gratin of combined slices of potatoes, eggplants, zucchinis and minced meat topped with cheesy béchamel. This is about as delicious as Mediterranean comfort food gets. This dish is a perfect way to level up your slicing skills. With layers of potatoes, eggplant and zucchini awaiting your blade you’re going to need to understand that Moussaka is all about the stages of cooking. Greek moussaka... Read More

25/02/2021

Tarte Tatin

As we transition away from the cold dark months and into Spring we should pat ourselves on the back. Why not reward yourself with a simple but delicious treat: an Apple Tarte Tatin, a classic French dessert. This famous dessert is the french version of the upside-down tart. Named from the family name of the Tatin sisters, Carolina & Stephine, back in 1888. The history of the Tarte Tatin begins in the family-owned Hôtel Tatin in the Loire Valley. Widely believed to have been born out of culinary clumsiness. Legend... Read More

19/02/2021

Classic Carbonara

Creamy eggs, cheese, pasta and salty & crispy cured pork = spaghetti alla carbonara. Probably Italy’s most popular dish that doesn’t use tomatoes, which is saying something considering Italy’s insane universal culinary appeal. Pizza, pasta, desserts, wine you name it Italy tops the lists of taste sensations. But the no-frills, downright foodgasm dish that is Carbonara is a stellar meal for one or with friends that excites the palate and elicits that pavlovian response of mouth-watering cravings. Italian food is arguably the world’s most popular cuisine, and you can’t discuss... Read More

18/02/2021

Salmon Sashimi & Nigiri

We’ve all seen or at least read about Jiro Dreams of Sushi, and you know how serious Sushi and Sashimi can be taken. That being said, this doesn’t mean you need to shy away from attempting Sushi in the comfort of your own home. For those new to Sushi, all the different terms that one can come across can seem a little daunting and quite confusing. Maki, Futomaki, Uramaki, Nigiri, Sashimi are all words you’ve probably heard before or seen on a menu when dining at a Japanese restaurant. For... Read More

17/02/2021

Sea Bass Ceviche

For those new to this wonderful seafood-based meal. Ceviche is a dish consisting of raw fish, citrus juices, chilli peppers, seasoning and other ingredients based on the variation of the recipe. Ceviche originated in Peru but has spread all over South America and the world as a popular and refreshing main course or appetiser. This spicy raw fish salad has risen in popularity as Peru’s national dish in recent years. In Lima, Ceviche is considered as necessary as breathing, it even has its own national holiday. Over the centuries, the... Read More

28/01/2021

The Ramdon from Parasite

January is winding down, and instead of opting for another uber-healthy dish let’s reward ourselves with something fun and indulgent. Around this time last year, everyone was talking about the movie Parasite by Bong Joon-ho and rightly so, Parasite is a near-perfect film that no one should have any trouble in describing as a masterpiece.  ‘Ramdon’ or chapaguri in Korean is essentially instant ramen noodles topped with expensive cubes of beef. Chapaguri, is a combination of two instant noodle packs by the brands Chapagetti and Neoguri. The term Ramdon was... Read More

22/01/2021

Healthy Vegetable Miso Soup

Forget those blue Mondays, forget dreary January. Let’s stay on that health kick and enjoy tasty nutritious Japanese inspired dishes. This week we’re preparing a simple vegetable miso soup; hearty, warming and full of umami…everything you need in a winter soup I say! The key ingredient of this dish is Miso. Miso is a fermented soybean paste that is rich in everything. Rich in protein, manganese, vitamins B & K, calcium, zinc, and selenium this incredibly nutritious superfood is great for better digestion and a stronger immune system. In fact,... Read More