Honoring the food of my readers: Brazilian Feijoada

Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world, and the largest with Portuguese as its official language. The influences on Brazilian culture come predominantly from Europe (specifically Portugal) as well as Africa. It makes for a great variety of cuisines in different regions. My grandparents went to Brazil on a vacation. They went on … Continue reading Honoring the food of my readers: Brazilian Feijoada

Honoring the food of my readers: Nepali dal-bhat-tarkari

I know very little about the country of Nepal. Its flag is not rectangular. It's a landlocked and mountainous Asian country. That is about the extent of my knowledge. The national dish which I chose to attempt is traditionally really spicy by Western tastes, especially for toddlers. I toned it down a lot, while still … Continue reading Honoring the food of my readers: Nepali dal-bhat-tarkari

​Pacific Northwest Wing Things with Buffalo bleu dip

In the spirit of Chicken Wing Day (which is officially celebrated this Saturday on July 29th), I have developed a recipe that mirrors the sentiment in the story of the first Buffalo wings. As legend has it, Teresa Bellisimo needed to put together a large dinner unexpectedly and all she had on hand was undesirable … Continue reading ​Pacific Northwest Wing Things with Buffalo bleu dip