Wednesday, February 29, 2012

New York Restaurants- Where To Eat!

     Ah, the city of Manhattan! For me the city is a mere ten minute car ride away, but it's not until I'm out of the car, and strolling around that I find myself immersed in a world that feels miles from home. New York City is spectacular! There are high-rise buildings as far as the eye can see, and the streets are teaming with life. From museums and theater, to lounges and nightlife, Manhattan has a little bit for everyone. So what most intrigues me about Manhattan? Well Manhattan, if you didn't already know, has one or two good places to go eat!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Worlds Best Beef Kebab with Homemade Slaw

 OK guys, this recipe will give you some of the best beef kebabs you have ever tasted! Ask me what the best part about these savory, delicious skewers is and wouldn't know where to start! They are sweet, they are spicy, and they are just downright good. The best part is you get to improvise, you want more heat, then add more chili flakes and dial it up, not a fan of the sweet, cut back the brown sugar. Do it how you like it, although I have to tell you they are enormously addictive just the way they are! The slaw adds a refreshing bite of acid to cut through all the sweet and heat leaving your palate begging for more, enjoy!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

How To Follow a Recipe

     Now that I have given you some simple recipes to follow, I thought I would shed some light on a task which many aspiring cooks find to be quite daunting. It is the art of following a recipe. I remember when I first started putting down some good dishes in my early teen years, I didn't have much in a sense of creativity yet, so I would just follow recipes by the book. I remember putting some of those recipes in the "Do Not Cook" list, some rightfully so, others, well........ Like I said, I was just starting to cook. I have probably butchered recipes from all the top chefs you can think of. At that point I had not yet mastered the art of improvisation, the hallmark of any great chef.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Spice Rubbed Chicken Kebab Sandwich

        Bring home some Mediterranean flavors with this tasty chicken kebab wrap. As I've told you before in International Cuisine Basics, staring with just one spice you can begin to replicate regional flavors. A pinch of cumin in this spice rubbed chicken brings a delightful earthiness to this kebab. Eat this for a quick healthy lunch, or use it to fuel up before the gym. Healthy doesn't necessarily mean boring, give this simple, yet tasty recipe a try and I guarantee you will love it! Happy Eating!!!