Cypriot Carnival Bourekia

Happy Mardi Gras (Carnival, Shrove Tuesday, etc)! Here in the US, we associate Mardi Gras with New Orleans' celebrations alone. But this week I reminded myself that not everyone celebrates with beads, King Cake, Cajun food, and exposed breasts. So I looked into worldwide traditions, with the hopes of picking a different dish to make... Continue Reading →

Shrimp Beignets

Here in Richmond, we're lucky to have been spared the worst of Hurricane Florence. Earlier in the week, Florence's path was supposed to curve up through central Virginia, so Richmonders did the mad dash to clear water and bread off of grocery store shelves, buy every generator available, and stock up on candles. I was... Continue Reading →

Southern Fried Chicken

Holy *^%$ yall! We made fried chicken! We took advantage of this gorgeous summer day and went on ahead and conquered another culinary fear... homemade fried chicken. Prior to making this tonight, I typed out: "I'm 99.999% certain that we can't best KFC or any southern back road gas station's fried chicken, but we're going... Continue Reading →

Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini season may be over, but we can usually find decent looking ones in the fall around here. Sorry for not eating exactly seasonally, but you know what is perfectly fall-appropriate? A big bowl of soup! And what perfectly accompanies a nice big bowl of soup? Zucchini fritters. So in a roundabout way, zucchini fritters... Continue Reading →

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