Beginner’s Guide To Mexican Food, Part VIII: Authentic Carnitas

Carnitas platter

If you love mouthwateringly juicy and tasty meats, you’ll love Carnitas! Crispy, flavorful, yet juicy and tender Mexican shredded pork slow-cooked to absolute perfection! In fact, if you’re anything like me, Carnitas may be the single best Mexican dish you’d never heard of before setting foot on the North American continent. That’s right, class, following […]

Bánh Mì Recipe: How to make the classic Vietnamese Sandwich

Let me tell you a story about one of my favorite sandwiches: the Vietnamese Bánh Mì Sandwich! The story about the Bánh Mì is the story about how a classic of the Vietnamese street kitchen – a crispy, meaty, vegetal and spicy punch of a sandwich – has become an international sensation against all odds. […]

Sauce Bordelaise Recipe: Classic French Red Wine Sauce

Sauce Demi-Glace on beef tenderloin

Want to know how to make the richest, most decadent, flavorful and intense red wine sauce known to man? Then look no further than to Sauce Bordelaise: an intense mix of red wine, shallots and pure, intense beefy goodness, usually used for topping steaks and grilled meat that sits at the pinnacle of classic, French hedonistic […]

Perfect Southern Fried Chicken – The Ultimate Recipe

If I asked you about your favorite fried food guilty pleasure (and you couldn’t say French fries as we’ve already covered those), what would you say? For a lot of people that I’ve talked to, myself included by the way, the answer fell promptly: Southern Fried Chicken!   Juicy, tender chicken, breaded in flour, dusted […]

Copenhagen Restaurant Gems: Krogs Fiskerestaurant – Danish lunch with class

Oysters and Champagne at Krogs Fiskerestaurant

“It’s not usually like this,” restaurant manager Michael Pedersen assures me. For a moment, I think he’s referring to the obvious absurdity of the situation: the bulky looking security guards perched outside, “drinking coffee” or the almost painfully aesthetic, young, regal-looking, Asian women sharing the near-empty dining room with me… He then continues… “Never this […]