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Shiitake in Asian Style Marinade

A Quest For Perfect Marinated Shiitake. Take one.

My husband and I are huge fans of Fogo De Chao — a Brazilian steak house.  Among many, many, oh so many reasons we love it so much is their world class salad bar.  Meh, you may say, who cares for leafy goodness when there are cute guys in gaucho costumes carrying amazingly tender juice-dripping […]

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Eggplants fully roasted, resting on a board

Golden Oldies: Making Eggplant Caviar

I remember in the hungry Perestroyka years, when general populace was going back to its hunting and gathering roots due to raging food shortages, one of our country’s beloved stand up comedians performed this monologue about the proverbial Iron Curtain.  The premise of it was that soviet people had experienced the pleasantries of the free […]

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