Of the Recent Cookery

Of the recent cookery in my life, there’s hasn’t been that much to share. Granted I did bake some delicious chocolate shortbread cookies yesterday and some questionable chicken meatballs earlier this week – but nothing has seemed (and forgive me if I  seem superficial) aesthetically pleasing enough to post online. But as I was writing…

The Spiciest Chili I Have Ever Made

Soup months are the best months even if you mess up a recipe and end up with spice death-defying chili recipes on the weekdays. I tried to make the Tasty Protein Packed Chili recipe last week, and in my mental math acrobatic attempt to half the recipe to four servings, I made a fatal mistake….

Book Review: The Nasty Bits by Anthony Bourdain

Title: The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps, and Bones Author: Anthony Bourdain Genre: Food and Drink, Nonfiction, Cooking, Memoir, Travel, Biography, Autobiography, Food Writing Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Published: May 16, 2006 Page Amount: 288 pages Goodreads Summary: Bestselling chef and No Reservations host Anthony Bourdain has never been one to pull punches. In The Nasty…

Experimental Brownies

In my very humble opinion, the best part about cooking is that you never know what can go wrong. Perhaps you don’t realize there’s no baking soda in the kitchen until too late or you let that sweet potato sit for too long and now it’s more like sweet potato mash. It’s practically the rule…

Brunch and Book Club

Questing for fluffy challah, and soaking it in eggy mixture to be fried on the stove brings warm nostalgia to my heart. I can’t say whether it’s the challah, french toast aspect or simply cooking for other people that I love the most – but it’s absolutely my favourite way to start the day. In…

What’s on my TBR?

In lieu of my book review this week, I’m going to tell you a bit about the books I’ve downloaded onto my Kindle for prime reading activity. In case you’re wondering… I’ve read no books this past weeks. Lather on the shame (actually don’t – I’ve just been insanely busy). Below are all the books…

Cha-Cha-Cha-Changes

Even though some parts of life feel utterly normal, like writing final papers and presentations – other parts couldn’t feel more different. Somehow it’s already May the ninth. In other words, I have maybe two and a half weeks before I relocate to the Netherlands and I feel a little off my game. Berlin is…

Minor Kitchen Failures: Skyr Omlet and Cottage Cheese Pancakes

As much as I adore making that perfect cake every time or mastering the most delicious frittata, we all have our days where nothing we make seems to go right. Maybe it’s when you use the incorrect baking dish. Or perhaps you think that surely there’s not a reason that 2 tbsp is the amount…

Book Review: A Cook’s Tour by Anthony Bourdain

Title: A Cook’s Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisine Author: Anthony Bourdain Genre: Nonfiction, Food & Drink, Food, Autobiography, Memoir, Biography, Cooking Publisher: Harper Perennial Published: November 5, 2002 Page Amount: 277 pages Goodreads Summary: The only thing “gonzo gastronome” and internationally bestselling author Anthony Bourdain loves as much as cooking is traveling. Inspired by the question, “What would…

What Happens When You Take a Blogging Break

Every time I take a minute break from blogging: it seems like my life explodes into a thousand different colours and future opportunities. Surely it has been longer than one week since I last blogged. And yet… here we are and I can hardly believe it myself. I have accepted an offer to intern at…

Book Review: Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

Title: Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly Author: Anthony Bourdain Genre: Nonfiction, Food & Drink, Food, Autobiography, Memoir, Biography, Cooking Publisher: Harper Perennial Published: January 9, 2007 Page Amount: 312 pages Goodreads Summary: A deliciously funny, delectably shocking banquet of wild-but-true tales of life in the culinary trade from Chef Anthony Bourdain, laying out his more than a…

For Lack of Cooking…

For a lack of cooking and time this week, I can only offer a picture of some delicious take-out food that inspired me to eat in more often. What are you looking at, you might ask? A side of hummus, salad and pita bread to start. For the main course, I ordered a “Viva Bowl”…