Bahraini Style Lamb Belly & Rice (Machbous)

The F1 2021 season just kicked off in Bahrain, so we’ve kicked off our global cooking project exploring traditional Bahraini foods.  In case you don’t know, the Kingdom of Bahrain is made up of a cluster of islands on the Arabian side of the Persian Gulf, and has the distinction of being the smallest country inContinue reading “Bahraini Style Lamb Belly & Rice (Machbous)”

Global Cooking Project

The first F1 race of the season is exactly one month away, and if you follow this little blog you may know that DP and I are avid fans.  I’m determined this year to commemorate each race by preparing food inspired by each track’s locale.  It’s something I’ve been toying with for years, but my restaurant scheduleContinue reading “Global Cooking Project”

Reveillon Tourtière (Acadian Meat Pie)

It’s been years since I’ve made Reveillon Tourtière. So this Christmas I thought I’d brush off the old recipe and give the photos a facelift. This is a traditional meat pie that originated with 17th century French Acadian settlers of Eastern Canada and New England. On Christmas eve, or Reveillon, the family would attend midnight massContinue reading “Reveillon Tourtière (Acadian Meat Pie)”

Fridge Dive Moo Shu Duck, Still Better Than Takeout

In today’s weekly fridge forage, I’m confronted with a piece of duck breast I roasted the other day that needs to be eaten today.  There’s an open jar of hoisin sauce that gets me leaning toward a makeshift Peking duck situation.  Mandarin pancakes are essential, but I’ve never made them before, so I rely on Woks ofContinue reading “Fridge Dive Moo Shu Duck, Still Better Than Takeout”

Easy Cheesy Tortellini Bake with 20-Minute Tomato Sauce

Today for meatless Monday we’re keeping it short and sweet. This Baked Tortellini is the ultimate comfort food, and features a quick 20-minute tomato sauce that’s so easy a 10 year old could make it. I mean that literally – it’s the same tomato sauce I learned to make in 6th grade home economics classContinue reading “Easy Cheesy Tortellini Bake with 20-Minute Tomato Sauce”