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Grand Velas Riviera Maya Brings On the Heat With Its Habanero Chili Salsa

Grand Velas Riviera Maya Brings the Heat  With Its Habanero Chili Salsa   Riviera Maya, Mexico (September 1, 2016) – Chef Ricardo de la Vega of Frida restaurant at the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya invites foodies to test their taste buds with the recipe for his Habanero Chili Salsa. Created to...

A Pink Peppercorn with Pink Peppercorn Fish

A Pink Peppercorn? A PINK PEPPERCORN? What is a pink peppercorn and how do I use it?  Genie the Spice Goddess answers… A pink peppercorn is not a true peppercorn, but is the dried pink fruit from the pepper tree.  There are two varieties, the Brazilian pepper tree and the Peruvian pepper tree.  Since the...

SALT TO TASTE?

  What does “salt to taste” really mean in a recipe?  Genie the Spice Goddess answers… “Salt to taste” is such a simple and innocent instruction. We have read these words many times in a recipe without giving them a second thought.  Ironically, when instructed to \”salt to taste,\” we are not actually...

Etouffée Cook-off Winners at the Breau Bridge Crawfish Festival and Etouffée Recipe

    Recently, Michelle M. Winner, president of IFWTWA, and I were honored to be asked to be judges at the Etouffée Cook-off. There were eight of us in total. This cook-off is part of the annual Breau Bridge Crawfish Festival. We have been judges in other food competitions, have experienced etouffée, but did...

Cottage Cheese Dumplings From Chef Romana Paulus of the Czech Republic

  As a child growing my, my grandmother made dumplings—chicken and dumplings, bean soup with dumplings, and dumplings in many different dishes. Nothing compares to the twist that chef Romana Paulus has created with his cottage cheese dumplings. Of course, I’d expect no less given his background and...

Where in the World is Mandarin Boutique Hotel and Patatesli Bulgur Koftesi and Bakla Ezmesi Recipes

  We are happy to have this post directly from the Mandarin Boutique Hotel. Discretely tucked away amidst the wooded hillsides and flower-filled meadows of the rural hamlet of Faralya, Mandarin Boutique Hotel is not the kind of place that people stumble upon by accident, but somewhere that only those in the...

AMAZINGLY GOOD, INCREDIBLY EASY AND REMARKABLY INEXPENSIVE RECIPES

Author Karina Ann Betlem’s Cookbook “From the Kitchens of Pancho Villa” Teaches the Handed-down Secrets of Local Mexican Cooks PANCHO VILLA, MX – Written in support of the hardworking and compassionate people of Colonia Pancho Villa comes Betlem’s delicious selection of recipes representing the history and...

Columbia Cooking, Coconut Rice

Coconut rice  from Columbia is a delicious staple in many parts of this diverse country. We could not stop snacking on the fresh vibrants fruits, sold in parks and along the charming streets to locals and their happy children. For lunch or dinner I could devour the simply scrumptious coconut rice everyday....

Cevizli Bulgur Salatasi – Bulgur Salad with Walnuts From Mandarin Boutique Hotel

Here is another Turkish recipe to enjoy. It reminds me of when the Hill Team was on a gullet sailing out of Bodrum, Turkey in 1997. A recipe from Mandarin Boutique Hotel‘s  extensive range of Turkish mezes, which are best served as part of a selection of starters. Afiyet olsun! Bon appetit! Cevizli Bulgur...

Sarimsakli Patates Püresi or Potato Puree with Garlic From Mandarian Botique Hotel

I’ve only been to Turkey twice and there is so much to see and discover. The tastes and flavors are wonderful.   A recipe from Mandarin Botique Hotel‘s  extensive range of Turkish mezes, which are best served as part of a selection of starters. Afiyet olsun! Bon appetit! Sarimsakli Patates Püresi or Potato...

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