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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 4: North Carolina BBQ Sauce

North Carolina BBQ sauce

Welcome, friends to the fourth instalment in our Beginner’s Guide to BBQ Series, my humble effort to give you, the home cook, a firmer grasp on the great American tradition that is BBQ! This time, we focus on a subject surrounded by much debate and controversy: BBQ Sauce! More specifically, my favorite kind of BBQ […]

Ghost Pepper Chili Recipe – The Ultimate Fire-roasted Turkey Chili

Turkey Chili

Turkey chili? What’s this, then?! Well, at the time of this writing, the holidays have been upon us, have come and gone, mountains of heavy, fatty foods have been had, washed down with gallons of drinks. Maybe, just maybe, it’s time for us to have something a little different. Something comforting and filling but less […]

Beginner’s Guide to BBQ, Part 2: Perfect Dry Rub Recipe

Perfect dry rub recipe

I’m gonna venture a guess here. And a controversial one at that, maybe, but here goes nothing: The most important factor in BBQ is not so much the type or quality of meat used, it’s the type and quality of the dry rub! Sure, a well-picked cut of meat of the right quality goes a […]