What makes these deviled eggs “Spanish”? The Manchego cheese and smoke paprika! I like to use both hot paprika and sweet smoked paprika, but you can use just smoked if you prefer. These are a real crowd pleaser, so don’t expect to have any left over.
I have a confession. I don’t like beets. When I traveled to Russia I never ate borscht because I thought I would hate it. As soon as I returned home I got a message on Instagram from a Russian woman in my hometown who wanted to teach me to make borscht. I couldn’t refuse her offer, and we spent an entire morning making the most delicious soup I’d eaten in a long time.
These delicious fried vegetarian balls are a classic middle eastern snack made from dried chickpeas or fava beans (or a mixture of both). They’re traditionally served with hummus or toum, a garlic sauce. Often they are put into a bread roll and served as a sandwich. They are certainly best when they are fresh out of the fryer.
If you’re a fan of Thai curry, you will love these spicy chicken wings bathed in green goodness. Traditionally, green curry is blended with a mortar and pestle, which brings out the best flavors in the ingredients, but this recipe uses a food processor to make the job easier and faster.
Galettes are one of my favorite things to make! They’re like a pie without the pan, and you eat it like pizza. This one is a savory gallette that is perfect as a vegetarian meal or as a side dish with dinner. It’s also good for brunch! The vegetable peeler makes beautiful “ribbons” from the squash that are light and airy on the pie, and the fresh herbs added at the end give it the perfect earthy flavor.
These cookies take a bit of time to make since you must make a custard a few hours before forming the cookies. You can do this the day before you plan to bake them or just plan well ahead. I promise it’s worth the trouble because these cookies are unbelievably tasty.
I just returned from a fantastic tour of Marrakech, Morocco. Marrakech – sometimes spelled “Marrakesh” – is an historic city center in the heart of the north African country. This was my first time to Marrakech, but this journey marked my fourth gourmet tour with Diane Seed, my longtime friend who loves food and travel as much as I do.
Rwanda, Africa is known as the land of a thousand hills. But perhaps it is most know for the terrible genocide in 1994 when over 800,000 people were murdered by their friends and neighbors after being convinced by the corrupt government (through propaganda), that one tribe was superior to another. One cannot visit Rwanda without hearing the stories from survivors of how they lost entire families, their businesses, and their dignity.
India is a massive country full of wealth, poverty, endless colors, spicy aromas, marvelous architecture, and beautiful people. I had already visited several areas in southern India, but I felt a deep urge to return to the majestic country to see a few of the places I had not yet experienced. This time I would be traveling alone with the intention of cooking in private homes, eating the food of different classes of people, and seeing the palatial buildings of ancient emperors.