Here’s a question for you: What’s the stupidest dare, you’ve ever acted on? When my friends Philip and Daniel challenged me to do a Naga Morich chili tasting, I was skeptical to say the least. A close cousin of the (in)famous Ghost Chili, the Naga Morich is widely considered to be if not the hottest […]
“I can’t believe they say Scotland has bad food,” said one of my lovely co-diners. “I can’t believe this is being pulled off by a bunch of ginger-haired Scotsmen,” said I in response. The exchange fell at an early supper at Scotland’s supposedly best middle eastern restaurant – an oxymoron in its own right – while we were […]
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!
Think of Italian food as date food? What’s the first thing that comes to mind? Ah yes, spaghetti and meatballs, that steaming hot Italian classic, featuring mountains of perfectly cooked spaghetti, generously splashed with creamy, rich, fruity and spicy tomato sauce, topped with countless giant spicy meatballs then covered in a generous snowfall of the best […]
Part 1 of 2 in a series: I had originally planned to do an elaborate post on home-made chicken stock in this very spot. And then disaster struck in the shape of a crippling cold. As a result, I decided to do a quick post explaining how to use the end result of said post, […]