This week's dish is the Shakshuka from Tatte Bakery & Cafe in Harvard Square. Shakshuka is a traditional North African dish with eggs, bell pepper, and tomato. I got the meatball and labne version....

Soft and chewy, with wafts of cinnamon, and a mild caramel flavor from brown sugar. Add some silky chunks of chocolate with sea salt, and we have a winner.

May 14, 2017

Crab Cake Linguini

The crab cakes are made with real crabmeat, sweet and succulent. They're perfect in a spicy, garlicky pasta, slick with olive oil and flavored with the taste of the oeean, courtesy of salty anchovies.

Hello, friends, I hope you are having a great May day today. I wanted the chance to say Mayday but I’m not in distress – in fact I’m very comfortable and in deep obsession/fascination...

April 25, 2017

Hazelnut Oreo Truffles

Oreo balls have been around for a long time but these taste different (better) because of the addition of nuts. The fluffiness inside is a result of using whipped cream cheese. And of...

Whenever I see the words crunchy and spicy together in a menu, it's pretty much a guarantee that I will order it for my meal. Nowadays I prefer my meals to have more balanced...

March 20, 2017

Easy Shrimp Scampi

Garlicky shrimp. Slippery spaghetti. A silky sauce with olive oil, butter, and wine. This Shrimp Scampi tastes so luxurious, and it's also incredibly easy to make.

10 am, and the market was bustling. Tourist and locals walking fast, speaking even faster, only slowing down as they approach each little stall. The Tsukiji market is the largest fish market in the...

February 20, 2017

Osaka, Japan

I read that the people of Osaka spend more money on food than anything else, and that their food culture is characterized by the term "kuidaore" which roughly translates to eat oneself bankrupt. Most...

February 6, 2017

Nutty Chocolate Bars

There's creamy milk chocolate, Nutella (NUTELLA!), slivered almond, buttery pecans, brown rice crisps, some sea salt, and a knob of butter to round it all together. There's a lot of smooth creamy flavors and...