Tag Archives: experiments

Classic Cocktails: French 75 Champagne Cocktail

French 75 cocktail

Let me tell you a story about what has quickly become my favorite cocktail: The French 75 – a perfect blend of four simple, albeit somewhat decadent ingredients: The crisp, herbal bite of gin, the vibrant, bubbly freshness of Champagne, a juicy acidic punch of fresh lemon and a whiff of sweetness from a hint of […]

Unusual Proteins: The Blue Ostrich Burger

blue ostrich burger

Ostrich Burgers? With blue cheese? What in the blue hell? No, don’t worry, I’ve not completely lost it… Yet! I’ve just found a new unusual protein to play with. Now, I’m not suggesting we all rush out and buy ostrich and cook it at home. This post is meant mainly as a culinary experiment and […]

Perfect Brunch Dish: Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict

smoked salmon eggs benedict

Here’s a question for you: What’ the most iconic brunch item of all time? How about Eggs Benedict? A dish that combines all great brunch elements – toasted white bread, butter, smoked meats and eggs – into a visually appealing and seemingly complicated work of culinary art that would knock the socks of most diners but […]

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 […]

The Original Burger: Louis’ Lunch Burger Copycat Recipe

Louis Lunch Burger

UPDATED 22 FEBRUARY: A few minor historical inaccuracies made it into the original post. Thanks to the Louis’ Lunch staff for reaching out via the Facebook page and setting the record straight. Louis’ Lunch. If you’re a proper burger aficionado, the name alone will already have brought a smile to your face. If not, believe me […]