Chicken Larb from Luang Prabang

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Today, we feature an Asian salad great served warm or cold, featuring so many of those great South East Asian herbs and spices that combine so well in a salad. Chicken larb is usually associated with Thailand but it is just as popular in Laos and possibly even superior to the Thai version. Chances are you may not know a lot about Lao cuisine. Laos flies under the radar behind adjoining neighbors Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and China. Naturally there is … Read More

Tarator Authentic Bulgarian Yogurt Soup – Quick and Easy

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Here is a chilled, summer soup to enjoy on the hottest of days. Tarator authentic Bulgarian yogurt soup is full of cooling ingredients like cucumber, dill and yogurt. It is certainly quick and easy to make. Five minutes and you have a classy lunch or a great first course on a warm evening. No cooking involved, except for the dry roasting of the walnut topping. Don’t care for summer, chilled soups? I must admit that I don’t order chilled soups … Read More

Shopska Salad from Bulgaria is the Perfect Choice

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Today we feature what many people consider to be the “unofficial” national dish of Bulgaria, the one and only shopska salad. It is a simple dish to make and it is delicious. Using everyday ingredients, you can make shopska salad in less than 10 minutes. Healthy, colourful and full of crunch, shopska salad features the great flavors of summer. Bulgaria you say? Yes, it flies under the radar a bit being a former communist country in Eastern Europe. Did you … Read More

Hong Kong One of The Best Places to Eat Peking Duck

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Peking Duck is a classic of Chinese cooking. Crispy-cooked duck breast, delightfully sweet hoisin sauce and crunchy cucumber and green onion, all wrapped inside soft, rice-based, Chinese Pancakes. Indeed, many people, myself included, consider Peking Duck the most important dish in Chinese cuisine. It is a simple combination of ingredients but when tasted together it is sublime. And it is an easy dish to put together and will leave your fellow diners thinking you are a cordon-bleu chef! But trust … Read More

Greek Tzatziki Guaranteed to be Thicker and Stronger

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Greek tzatziki is one of those quintessential, Greek dips known and loved throughout the world. A classic of Greek cuisine, it is perfect as an easy-to-make appetizer  you can enjoy on a sunny day prior to a BBQ or just for accompanying a chilled beverage with family and friends. Gluten-free? Perfect when accompanied with julienned carrots, celery, red or green bell peppers (capsicums), and of course, cucumber. Also great with ciabatta or Turkish bread. Our Greek tzatziki is actually a … Read More

Easy Greek Village Salad from Naxos Revisited

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It’s no secret one of the sublime pleasures of spending time in the Greek Islands is to enjoy the healthy lifestyle. Sunshine, swimming, relaxation and of course the incredibly, healthy cuisine. It’s a laid back culture and this is reflected in the food. Nothing too complex. Just simple, healthy food, including a Greek village salad. Salad is a staple, served at every meal, it is hard not to eat well in the Greek Islands when you have a healthy salad … Read More

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