Dinner + Movie: Mendl’s Courtesan au Chocolat

This elaborate pastry comes from Wes Anderson's Academy Award-winning The Grand Budapest Hotel and it couldn't be more romantic or impressive but easy enough for anyone to make   Republic of Zubrowka THE RAMBLE: WINNER TEAM SPAIN! LET'S TALK ABOUT this great movie. First of all, this country, Mendl's, and pastry are all fictional, but, we still … Continue reading Dinner + Movie: Mendl’s Courtesan au Chocolat

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Classic Spanish: Pan con Tomate y Jamón Serrano

Toasted bread, olive oil, ripe tomato "jam", and Spanish cured ham! This is the perfect tapa  Spain THE RAMBLE: WINNER TEAM SPAIN! LET'S TALK ABOUT Burgos, Spain. The best restaurant I ate at in Spain was in Burgos, the former capital of Spain before Madrid. It is famous for its cathedral and the city of … Continue reading Classic Spanish: Pan con Tomate y Jamón Serrano

Winner Winner Peking Duck Alternative Holiday Dinner

Making crispy-skinned duck takes only 5 steps, and the outcome is holiday-worthy! This is a stunning and entertaining main dish for your next special night with steamed buns and homemade plum sauce  China THE RAMBLE: WINNER FOR TEAM KOREA! LET'S TALK ABOUT the trickiness of duck. It is incredibly fatty, and therefore can give us … Continue reading Winner Winner Peking Duck Alternative Holiday Dinner

And Now For Something Completely Different: Fusion | Japanese 7-Spice Caramel Popcorn Balls

Adding this complex spicy, savory, tangy, nutty, briny, fresh, citrusy Shichimi Togarashi to savory-sweet caramel popcorn is the perfect combination for this Fall-favorite treat  and    THE RAMBLE: TIE FOR TEAM SPAIN AND TEAM KOREA! LET'S TALK ABOUT textures and flavors. I love caramel popcorn, but just like anything else, having good quality always comes … Continue reading And Now For Something Completely Different: Fusion | Japanese 7-Spice Caramel Popcorn Balls