Category Archives: Recipes

New and classical dishes – explore the in-depth history and perfect recipes for some of the world’s most iconic dishes… As well as a few bonkers experiments from Johan’s test kitchen.

Sandwich Classics: Philly Cheesesteak – the perfect recipe

Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich and a beer

What is the best sandwich in the world? Perhaps something as simple and inoffensive as a Philly Cheesesteak. I mean, who doesn’t love a good Cheesesteak? It’s certainly one of my favorite things in the world! Mountains of beef, glorious beef, piled on soft, white bread and slathered liberally in streams of hot, gooey, molten […]

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 […]