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Coq Au Vin: History, Tips and Ultimate Recipe

Coq Au Vin

Ah, Coq Au Vin… Chicken in wine… A classic French dish made of chicken, bacon/pork, aromatic vegetables and mushrooms cooked in red wine and served either on top of mashed potatoes or egg noodles. It hardly gets more French and more classic than this. Coq Au Vin, in all it’s brown, messy glory! My version […]

Unusual Proteins: Deep-Fried Asian-style Frog Legs

deep-fried frog leg

Take a look at the plate in the picture. Looks pretty harmless, right? Looks like something you would eat, right? Delicious, even? Could be a chicken wing. If chicken wings were really weirdly jointed. Well, that there ain’t no chicken wing, it’s a honey, garlic and chili marinated frog leg, battered in panko breadcrumbs and […]

Kung Pao Chicken – Homemade Gourmet Takeaway

Kung Pao Chicken

I’m not happy to admit it, but now and then I get an urge for takeout… Chinese takeout in particular. However, I live in a city with ghastly takeout offerings. So what’s a food blogger to do? Make his own damn Chinese takeout classics, of course! Kung Pao Chicken! The best Chinese stir fry of all […]

Beginner’s Guide to BBQ, Part 5: Mac & Cheese – The Perfect Side Dish

Mac & Cheese

Oh Mac & Cheese, how I love thee! In all honesty, this post might as well be titled: Ode to the best f’ing comfort food in the world! And probably, it should have been, but if you’re a regular, you’ll know we’ve been on a BBQ roll here, people… Mac & Cheese: The PERFECT comfort food! […]

Prime Rib Roast: Easy Fool-proof Prime Rib Recipe

Prime rib roast

Ah, prime rib roast… That perfect expression in beef! Huge slabs of tender beef, rosy red from center to edge, beneath a perfectly seared crust and charred fat cap with melt in mouth consistency and beefy flavors to die for. It’s a thing of beauty and a perfect meal often reserved for the holidays or very […]