Author Archives: Johan

Beginner’s Guide to Mexican Food, Part II: Authentic Guacamole Recipe

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Guacamole! I love guacamole! The authentic, flavorful avocado sauce of Mexican cuisine. Along with Salsa Roja, guacamole is amongst my favorite side dishes in the realm of Mexican Cuisine, and I make a damn fine guacamole using a simple, authentic guacamole recipe if I dare say so myself. Whenever I make this classic, authentic avocado […]

Beginner’s Guide to Mexican Food, Part I: Salsa Roja

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Salsa Roja – The perfect Mexican Condiment. That was the working title of this post which was to center on the most flavorful and versatile of Mexican condiments: Salsa roja! Not many paragraphs into the introduction, the working title warped into something more along the lines of “Mexican Food: A Love Affair!”. When, a few […]

Dearest Noma: A Swan Song For The World’s Once Greatest Restaurant

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By the time you read these words, Restaurant Noma in Copenhagen is no more. At least not as we know it. The iconic two-Michelin starred flagship of Danish cuisine, the three time best restaurant in the world, the shining jewel of New Nordic cuisine is by now nothing more than a legend, a sweet memory, […]

Perfect Falafel: A Vegan Favorite and Middle Eastern Classic

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How does one cook the perfect falafel…? That’s an odd question for a carnivore to raise, I know, but, you see… For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been obsessed with falafel! The humble and traditional Middle Eastern chickpea fritters that have taken the world by storm: Herbaceous, spicy and tasty, light yet filling and […]

Sauce Demi-Glace Recipe: How To Make The Ultimate Classic French Sauce

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Ah, Sauce Demi-Glace… The perfect beefy sauce! A most treasured, often misunderstood curiosity of the French sauce kitchen – an important part of French culinary history that is mastered by few but cherished by many lovers of French haute cuisine. Sauce Demi-Glace atop a beautiful piece of Rib Eye Steak… Life on earth is good! Today […]