Arabic Eggplant Salad

This is a very favorite side dish of mine, that, with a few changes will change it’s origin to some other nations (that will follow) [more]

Armenian Beet Salad

This is one of my favorite dishes from the Armenian market across the street…a good Russian woman also made this for me often…I have now started making my own version, which includes much … [more]

Gambas al ajillo y chiles

This is an essential tapas dish of prawns (shrimp in the US) in garlic and chilli — well I hope it is; my Spanish is somewhat dubious. I’ve seen it on some menus as Gambas al pil-pil , … [more]

A passion for Italy and olive oil.

I’ve spent a lot of time in Europe for work and more often than not have let my stomach drag me to the kitchen to investigate recipes. I love meeting people and food is a great bonding tool. … [more]

Hot Sesame & Garlic Dip

This is a great dip for vegetables, bread, and chips. Makes skant 1 cup. [more]

Artichokes with mint and garlic

Your chokes are choking on steam! Let them drink wine, garlic and mint! Want to stop steaming your artichokes? Blow off some steam in just a few minutes, with this tasty side dish. Can be made with … [more]

Simple pasta with tomatoes and garlic

I used to have a funny relationship with pasta. I loved it almost above all food, and yet I was frequently too scared to cook it. I think it all went a bit belly-up for me after visiting Italy for … [more]

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