No matter how much we try to kick away carbs, bread seems to not escape our lives. The simplicity of baked dough reaches the hearts of many in the world. There is something so satisfying and delicious about a piece of bread, whether you have it neat (by itself) or accompanied with a meal or even as part of a meal (think, sandwich), the creation of bread is quite a science. Each culture has its own version varying in shape, size, and taste, but no matter where you are, you can usually find some kind of bread at the table. Continue reading “An A-Z of Breads From Around The World”→
Sauces really make a dish. They elevate them to the next level of deliciousness. You can also elevate a dish to a new level of fanciness by creating a sauce to go with it. The French can tell you about this as their cuisine revolves around the five mother sauces: Béchamel, Velouté, Espagnole, Sauce Tomat, and Hollandaise. You’ll be familiar with Béchamel if you enjoy croque monsieurs and lasagnas. You’ll be familiar with Hollandaise if you love your eggs benedict. But have you ever attempted to make any of these at home? Continue reading “12 Classic Sauces Around the World and How To Make Them”→
Most of us know ramen in their convenient, quick, and tasty instant form. But the ramen culture has been intensifying since the 1950s. In Japan, they even have a term: “ramen otaku” for those who dedicate time, document, and blog about their ramen experiences.
Ramen is loved across the world and it could be because of its satisfying slurp and the only way to eat them, or the combination of flavours and wide-range of ramen preparation. Whether you still eat thin noodles prepared in the microwave or have joined the many people who enjoy them at professional restaurant establishments, you may not know that there’s a wide variety of options available for you to even try at home. Continue reading “The Ultimate Ramen Cheat Sheet”→
Desserts are a great way to end a satisfying meal in almost every culture in the world. It’s the cherry on top to follow any meal, not quite literally. There are cultures who have a weakness for sweets more than others, including Mexico and India, bringing people together through gatherings and celebrations and even places of worship. Continue reading “5 Indian Desserts To Try”→
Who doesn’t like a good sandwich? Yummies in between bread? Yes, please. Most every nation has its own spin on it. Some have taken iconic ingredients from their local cuisine like the cemita originally from Puebla, Mexico including meat, cheese and avocado, and some nations have been very innovative with it, like Canada who decided to turn this convenience food into a messy and soggy but possibly delicious one, by dumping gravy and peas on top of it. I guess Canadians like their gravy. Continue reading “14 Iconic Sandwiches From Around The World”→
My time in Portland, Oregon was great while it lasted. I spent about two and a half years surrounding this wonderful city and loved every moment of learning more about it and exploring it. Portland may be known for its craft beer scene, but to me all of their food and drink scene is absolutely outstanding. I had the pleasure of tasting a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks around the city. Check some of them out: Continue reading “Drinking My Way Around Portland, Oregon”→
Famous for its scrumptious and multi-course meals, Paris is simply incomparable when it comes to desserts. It is so common to walk into a patisserie or chocolaterie for a quick snack or indulgence in Paris.