Crunchy on the outside. Caramelized. Sweet, sour, and salty at the same time. That’s Filipino Barbikyu.
Heaven on a stick.
So you say, “Where are the skewers?”
Well, they’re here … [read more]
I can remember the long summer holidays spent at the country house of my grandparents. Carefree days, warm nights filled with odours of fruit and flowers, of the cakes that Grandma was making, and the colorful jam jars that were filling the cellar. Scents have always been for me a way to call back memories, wonderful experiences, unforgettable days of that time … [read more]
From Salted Lemons
I have a confession to make: I’m in the midst of a weather identity crisis. I’m a girl who grew up with 4 distinct seasons, who craves that change every couple of months. Well, now I live in a land where if it’s not too hot to go outside, it’s too rainy to go outside … [read more]
From Our Best Bites
There is a certain sound in the air. Have you heard it? It’s a happy sound. I think you know what it is. It is the change of seasons. There has been a subtle shift in the atmosphere here. A slight changing of the angle of light and an indefinable quality ringing through the air … [read more]
New Jersey, it’s like a cross-section of the entire United States stuffed into a very small area — fenced-in by heavy industry, ugly sub-divisions, peaceful tidal bays and relaxing shore towns — but with its own very distinct character. And, if you drive around it long enough, you’re bound to see some pretty interesting stuff. This goes for the social and the edible, as well as the geographic and architectural … [read more]
From We Are Never Full
Years ago there was a hideaway about a block from the steel mills in South Chicago. I’m speaking now of a time before we knew of women’s liberation or political correctness, so I hope no one will be offended when I recount the place was called Fat Helens. Ironically, Helen was a tall, thin woman of Eastern European extraction … [read more]
From One Perfect Bite
Our good friend CK took us to the Chinatown section of Kuala Lumpur during our tour of Malaysia in August. Walking through a little alleyway we entered a small bustling wet market. These markets, still commonplace in Asia, are collections of vendors hawking multitudes of produce, seafood, poultry, meat and dry goods … [read more]
From Red Cook