Turkish Manti

I distinctly remember the first time I had manti. It was on my first visit to Istanbul. Selim's cousins took us out to dinner one night at a restaurant I wish I could remember 🤷‍♀️ I was eyeing the mantı, that was described in English as "lamb dumplings in yogurt sauce." One of Selim's cousins... Continue Reading →

Indian-ish Chicken Breasts

Our first month of participating in the Kitchn's Cookbook Club was a resounding success! We impressed ourselves by making several things out of September's selection - Salt Fat Acid Heat. [See: Pasta with Clams & Sausage, Chocolate Cupcakes with Rosewater Cream, and Sausages & Roasted Veggies in Agrodolce] For October, the book selected is Indian... Continue Reading →

Mojo Verde

What to do when you bought a whole bunch of cilantro, planning to make guacamole for National Guacamole Day yesterday, but get home only to discover that your avocados are all bad? We were way too lazy to go back out for avocados, so decided to save our bunch of cilantro for tonight and our... Continue Reading →

Super Garlic Aioli

As you've seen with some of our other recipes, like our pimento cheeses (Garlic & Truffle Pimento Cheese & Southern Pimento Cheese), we've learned that making our own mayonnaise and/or aioli is so much easier that we ever would have assumed previously. Yes, whisking it all together takes a little bit of muscle, but it's really... Continue Reading →

White Wine Poached Shrimp

Selim has been perfecting this dish for months now. And by perfecting, I mean tweaking it every single time he makes it, with each iteration a smidge more delicious than the last, even though the very first attempt was excellent! It all started one time when we had a left-over half bottle of wine and... Continue Reading →

Garlic & Truffle Pimento Cheese

South Carolina is known for many dishes in the world of all things culinary. Favorites include low country boils, boiled peanuts, shrimp & grits, sweet tea, cornbread, and of course... pimento cheese!  South Carolinians seem use a fair amount of mayonnaise in their pimento cheese, but instead of Duke's or Kraft's mayo we made garlic truffle aioli.... Continue Reading →

Roasted Garlic & Cucumber Raita

For those who don't know, raita is a very versatile Indian yogurt dip/sauce. A dollop on top of spicy hot dishes cools them right off. Naan dipped in raita makes delicious naan even better. I say versatile because raita basically is a blank canvas that can be modified in a million different ways. You start... Continue Reading →

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