Mom’s Bún Riêu Cua: Vietnamese crab and tomato soup vermicelli

Mom’s Bún Riêu Cua: Vietnamese crab and tomato soup vermicelli

We are finding ourselves progressively grounded these days with all these evolving restrictions being put in place to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Here in Toronto, school is out, all major league sports are on hold, public facilities are closed, large gatherings are cancelled, and we are basically being told to stay at home as much [...]

Mango sticky rice

Mango sticky rice

Travel plans are on hold these days, but that doesn't stop us from reminiscing about our past adventures around the world, and occupying our time with recreating our favourite dishes from abroad. One of my favourites from Thailand is mango sticky rice, which we enjoyed several times during our trip there last year. Although it [...]

Bánh xèo: Vietnamese fried pancakes

Bánh xèo: Vietnamese fried pancakes

If you have been following the travel section of this blog recently, you'll know that Mr. Chuckles and I spent the last month obsessing over the amazing food of Vietnam. While we were in Hoi An, we attended a cooking class with Coconut Fragrance Restaurant and learned how to prepare several traditional Vietnamese dishes. One [...]

Basque burnt cheesecake

Basque burnt cheesecake

Here is another Basque region inspired dessert to go along with the first recipe I posted on this blog, for Gâteau Basque. Last night, Mr. Chuckles put together this interesting variation of cheesecake, which is crustless and baked at high heat to create a ‘burnt’ exterior while maintaining a creamy interior. It tastes like something [...]

Chicago-style hot dogs

Chicago-style hot dogs

For those of you looking for a top notch foodie destination stateside, I highly recommend Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Chuckles and I visited the Windy City a couple years ago and had some incredible eats there. This, of course, included the highly coveted dinner at Alinea, but a food that we really loved was the much [...]

Sous vide carnitas tacos with charred salsa verde

Sous vide carnitas tacos with charred salsa verde

The best tacos I've had recently were in San Francisco, where we made our way to the Mission District to visit the very popular Taqueira El Farolito. While there, I enjoyed their classic carnitas taco and a couple weeks ago, Mr. Chuckles put together our own version. Usually made using the heavily marbled boston butt [...]

Milk Bar inspired cereal milk panna cotta

Milk Bar inspired cereal milk panna cotta

Today's dessert recipe is inspired by one of our favourite bakeries, Milk Bar, helmed by award winning pastry chef Christina Tosi. We frequent the Toronto location attached to Momofuku and have visited the shop inside Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas, where we enjoyed their classic Birthday Cake. https://www.instagram.com/p/BpLqDpthjQP/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Milk Bar's best known creation, however, is [...]