Greek food spreads its culinary influence throughout Europe and beyond. Fresh vegetables, fishes & seafoods play a significant role in the cuisine mostly because of its long coastline. However, flavors of Greek foods changes with season and geography.
Most folks don’t realize, mostly because my husband and I own an Italian restaurant in Northern California, that I am actually only of half Italian decent. My other half is full-on Polish. Being surrounded by ravioli, bruschetta and tiramisu while growing up had left me lost when it came to my knowledge of Polish cuisine.
After watching wrestler’s practice at Hakkaku Sumo Stable in Tokyo, I was hungry. Seeing them huff, puff and sweat actually made my stomach growl and what better thing to eat for lunch [...]
The streets of Hanoi are lined with small cart vendors who set out their miniature red and blue plastic chairs along the sidewalks. In the mornings the customers are drinking [...]
I have eaten plenty of versions on an Americanized Greek Salad where the ingredients were mixed in, or layer on top of, an assortment of leafy greens. And they were [...]
I only had five waking hours to spend in Vienna, that is not a lot of time to explore Austria's capital and largest city. No worries. I didn't need a lot of time to do one thing on [...]
Being a fan of taking cooking classes in other countries, it was no surprise to find myself in Japan learning how to make sushi. What was a surprise was that Peter [...]
It was embarrassingly recent that I learned the difference between macaroons and macarons. The first being the chewy, coconut mound of deliciousness and the latter being the colorful sandwich style cookie known predominantly [...]
In general, I wouldn't go out of my way searching for a sandwich filled with the cooked stomach of a cow. Who am I kidding? I totally would. So, hunting for a [...]
I don't like raw tomatoes. Really. I may be the only Italian restaurateur who will actually pick out every slice of raw tomato in my antipasto or caprese salad. How dare you put those in [...]