Category Archives: Food

Beginner’s Guide to BBQ, Part 1: BBQ Basics

BBQ

For about as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated with BBQ. But it is only since last year’s summer roadtrip of the Southern United States that the fascination has been bordering on the obsessive. For more than a year since my return now, I’ve been experimenting, tinkering, taking notes, mixing and matching, subjecting […]

Simple Pleasures: The Best Caprese Salad

Best Caprese Salad

Italian is the language of love. Take this week’s focus dish, for example. Tomato salad? Sounds pretty good, I guess, nice and familiar, not the least bit frightening. Take the Italian name for the dish, then, Insalata Caprese… Sounds, exotic, intriguing, tempting, doesn’t it? Like a dish you’d marry… Or at the very least make […]

Johan Unscripted: Bhut Orange Copenhagen Chili Tasting Video

Bhut Orange Copenhagen

Bhut Orange Copenhagen tasting? Riiiiight! Yeah… So, I got bored earlier today and decided to answer the age-old question: What happens when you put a food blogger and a web camera in the same room for an extended amount of time with not script whatsoever. The result is something I call “Johan Unscripted” and it’s […]

Eating Scotland: What I’ve learned about Scottish food

scottish food

As mentioned in a previous post and on Facebook, I’d gotten myself into a bit of a predicament over the summer. Without really knowing what I was doing, and totally disregarding the old saying of “never trust a skinny chef”, I signed up to do a walking trip of Scotland. Along with a few select […]

Culinary Sins: Bacon Bourbon Ice Cream

bacon bourbon ice cream

For years now, I’ve played the polar opposite of a health advocate. Whenever possible, I’ve attempted to lace everything with fat, butter, cream, bacon, sugar, booze… You know, the usual sins. I’ve even gone so far as to proudly proclaim that a little bit of butter and cream does the female body good, words that I stand by to this day. Still, with my love for the sinful, there’s one subject that I have dwelled very little in over the years. And that, my friends, is the topic of desserts! My love for gluttony aside, I seldom make or eat dessert, but when I do, baby, I’m all in!