Years ago while living in Colombia, I became enamored with Andres Carne de Res, then a rustic grill in the village of Chia, north of Bogota. I didn’t own a car, so the only way to get there was by taxi or bus, but making the trek was so worth it. The place served the […]
This is a special post for The Kids Cook Monday because today is the launch of their new website, which has recipes and tips for cooking with kids, including some instructional videos to help you get started in the kitchen. Getting the whole family involved in preparing meals and eating together not only fosters good […]
We had traditional Swabian potato salad (Schwäbischer kartoffelsalat), a salad which has yellow potatoes and a very simple oil and vinegar dressing, a few times while in Stuttgart. It is often used as a base for salad greens such as arugula or lettuces, and in fact it was served beneath the green salad at every […]
When I was growing up, baked beans were a delicious part of all our cook outs and potlucks. Cans of pork and beans were mixed with ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and onions, then baked in the oven. Sometimes strips of bacon were laid on top, creating a smoky aroma and flavor that reminds me […]
Grilling season is approaching, and one of my favorite summer sides is this red rice from Saipan. As I mentioned in my post on Chicken Kelaguen, this is a common island dish that brings back fond memories of the local cookouts and celebrations. The red coloring comes from soaking achiote seeds in water. The seeds […]
This is another example of how simple foods made from just a few ingredients can be wonderfully satisfying. All you need are potatoes, salt, and water. These potatoes are a Central New York favorite and a tradition when we visit the family camp. The salty flavor goes great with cookouts and clambakes. We like to […]
I’ve been craving fried potatoes. Not Southern style hash browns, although I do like those…but that’s another post. No, I wanted something with a bit of a kick. This Mexican version is it. It’s such as simple dish, but the flavor is wonderful. It makes a great side dish for grilled steaks or chicken.