Everything Bagels

Finding a good bagel when living abroad can be a difficult thing. It’s important to understand that a bagel is more than just a roll with a hole. It’s a entirely different category of bready goodness, characterized first by its stiff, high-gluten dough and secondly, by its double-cooking process. First boiled, which gives them that…

Cookbook Review: “Sabores del Sudeste Asiático” by Christina Sunae

Reading is one of my favorite pastimes. And reading cookbooks, well, I like that even more. Long before I started cooking I read cookbooks. My favorite was my mom’s gigantic red and white checkered Betty Crocker Cookbook. I couldn’t actually use this oven by myself, but I’d read every recipe in that book, going over…

Strawberry, Passion Fruit and White Chocolate…COOKIES!

Recently, we said goodbye to the last passion fruits of the season and welcomed in the season’s new star: strawberries. To honor them both, I whipped up some of my favorite cookies. Sugary, chewy and versatile: you can adapt these cookies to your seasonal needs. I chose white chocolate and dried strawberries. And what the…