The Passionate Home Cook
The world has great cusine. Allow it flourish in your your kitchen
and it will make you and your guests very happy. Bella la vita!
Mustard Mixed Fruit Relish
carte du jour Thanksgiving
mojitos (see Beverages)
Basil or Spinach with Wine Potatoes and Egg
Pecan Saffron Rice with Herbs
Stuffed Italian Tomatoes - Click to enlarge this image
Simplest Potato Salad - - Click to enlarge this image
Thai Green Curry
Leek and Potato Soup
Figs Radicchio Prosciutto and Mint
Thai Shrimp Soup
Fava Beans Potatoes Onions and Tomatoes
Paella Truely one of the world's best dishes.
Recipes for this dish vary somewhat, even in Valencia. My version is shown below.
Fresh Prawns - See About Shrimp
Mantis Shrimp and Scamp1 - See About Shrimp
Eggpant Stuffed Peppers with Pancetta
Presentation Pleases the Eye
Thai Shrimp Soup
Kaffir Lime Leaves
Vegetables at their Peak
Wine Glasses for Red Wine
Pork and Chicken Ramen
Chiles Rellenos Burritos
Baby Zucchini Squash with Flowerets
Potatoes Gratin Dauphinois
Bran - See Cassarechio Bread
Rising Bowl - See Cassarechio Bread
San Marzano Tomatoes
Wood Ear Mushroom
The Wood Ear have a firm, thick skin and an interesting jelly-like, springy yet soft texture when fresh that becomes slightly crunchy when cooked. In Asian cooking, it is often used in pork recipes and miso, eggflower or other Asian soups for its crunchy texture.
Coconut Cream and Milk
Coconut cream is very similar to coconut milk but contains less water. While high in fiber, it is also high in saturated fat. The milk and the cream may be used in soups, stews, puddings, cakes, and custards.
Left to right, Thai basil, lemon grass, scallions, cilantro, Thai bird chiles, and culantro (Eryngium foetidum)
Pot Sticker Wrapers
Instant yeast has a greater concentration of live yeast hence works faster and does not require re-hydration hence may be added directly to the dry ingredients.
Making whole grain pasta really benefits from repeated rolling.
Use good [asta flour,white whole wheat, eggs and, optionally, a little olive oil (1 or 2 tablespoons)
A seckle Pear Salad at the height of the pear season can be a wonderful thing. Here is what to look for.
Known as "tomate verde" in Mexico (green tomato). A foundation item for chile verde, a staple of Mexican cooking.
Fresh Ingredients make better meals.
Instant corn masa for making tortilla, pupusas, tamales, and arepa