This dish and I go way way way back in both the preparation and the enjoyment of eating it. You can’t escape it when your grandparents are from Spain. Venezuela (where I’m from) opened the doors to immigrants during WWII and today there is a huge Spanish influence in most aspects of our modern society, […]
King Oyster Mushroom : Cooking Away from Home
A sharp knife. When I travel for long periods of time I travel with my knives. Not my favorite knives. Those I leave at home (in case my bags get lost) but I do have a knife bag that comes with me. I also bring one of my immersion circulators and I few other things. […]
Steamed Mussels with Garlic and Parsley
Hey, guys, I’ve been gone for some time so a few updates: This cooking blog is not going away! (more annoying blog writing coming up! ) in fact, I just purchased a new theme and I’m planning the makeover to happen sometime this summer (northern hemisphere summer time). I’m also moving to a new apartment with much […]
Mini Arepas con Crema Latina
Venezuelans like their tender cuts of beef lean and medium rare. No fancy seasonings or brines, etc… just salt, maybe pepper. A great golden crust is a must and that’s pretty much it. When it comes to side dishes… delicious fried yucca is pretty common and so are a few fresh sauces. We like guacamoles […]
Octopus and Squid Ink Farro-Sotto
First of all, happy new year guys! I’m loving it so far. Got my mom and aunt visiting and it’s raining outside. I haven’t been doing a lot of cooking, at least not the kind of cooking I usually do for the blog. Cameras, flashes, all this sous vide stuff… I think I would freak my […]
Sous Vide Swordfish Tacos. 54C 30min.
Certain ingredients can be misunderstood, others, I just simply don’t like. Swordfish I basically hated. But it was all nothing but a big misunderstanding. Understandably so. I still remember the first time somebody grilled swordfish steaks at some party and offered me a piece. It was like eating really densely packed sawdust and pretending to love it. […]
So you think you can cook? I don’t mean to deter you from that cooking obsession thing we’re all too familiar with (quite the opposite) but omelette-making is a true test for any cook. Tortilla española is not exactly an omelet but similar enough and the skill set is the same basically. I’ll admit I have messed up […]
Seven minute egg. Spicy Mayo.
Ah, the lovely egg. Wait… the lovely 7 minute egg. Yes… Borderline soft-boiled. Borderline perfection. Soft-boiled egg is perfection. But not because of its imperfect status it means it isn’t perfect for perfection in cooking is borderline subjective too. 7 minutes in boiling water is probably as far as I would ever go about cooking a room […]
10 minute egg | soft boiled eggs made easy…?
I love eggs and I love cooking them. They have been a constant in my cooking even before I took on cooking more seriously later on. Since I was little I loved cooking eggs. I remember hard boiling eggs with my mom, making omelettes, etc. Today… on a skillet, eggs have to be cooked as gently as possible… […]
Shrimp stir fry : marsala and pancetta
This shrimp stir fry is very simple to make and delicious. I didn’t want to get the peanut oil out and add some soy sauce, etc… I love asian cuisine but I don’t have peanut oil… and I was feeling like using the ingredients I had at hand. In my previous post about chicken marsala, […]