Nicaraguan Food

Last year I had the privilege of visiting the fair land of Nicaragua, where I endured hellish bus trips on the worst roads on Earth, was caught in monsoons, harassed by soldiers who didn’t believe Australia is a country, flooded out of my bed, and got smacked in the face with a chicken. Good [...]

Like Beer for Chocolate

I was having dinner at a brewery with my girlfriend Kristin last summer and noted they served beer ice cream floats. I remember trying to imagine the bitter draught complementing the sweet cream and couldn’t quite make it there, so when I found Guinness-Milk Chocolate Ice Cream in Lebovitz’s The Perfect Scoop this summer, I [...]

Bacteria Wars

Nothing to be afraid of.

To continue with my twin fascinations of charcuterie and seeing what kinds of preposterous havoc I can wreak in a tiny kitchenette, this week’s recipe is for home cured beef. I found this technique in Fergus Henderson’s The Whole Beast. People in America know of Fergus Henderson, if they know [...]

Russian Tea Cookies

As many of you know, as well as contributing to cookrookery, I am also a cartoonist. This recipe I add partially due to the crossover between the two.
The recipe for Russian tea cookies is simple, only 5 ingredients. So simple in fact, it has been “invented” by many, and so common it has many names: [...]