It’s Good to Be the King and Love Salads!

King George I of England loved salads. He was not the only one; at the end of 17th – beginning of 18th century, Grand Sallads were “trending” among all Royal Houses of Europe. You might even say, they “went viral.” You know I couldn’t help but give you a taste of Mel Brooks’ genius! But…

Seasoned Veterans and Young Chicken

This post is dedicated to Jennifer, a beautiful lady with a huge heart, originally from Jamaica, and a retired Marine. When I ran the school, Jennifer was my right hand, my left hand, and most of the time, the best half of my brain. As a true Marine, she had my back. I knew that…

Guest: Three Peas and a carrot

Originally posted on The Recipe Hunter:
How fortunate can one be – Another guest post done by the awesome Shey Firstly I will say again, how wonderful it is to be here, this time without the hamster dudes—shh–largely, because this time I am frying other fish, or rather peas. Being a writer of historical romance.…

Rangoon Means End of Strife

Burma, remarked Rudyard Kipling, is “quite unlike any land you know about.” Even though today it is called Myanmar, and Yangon, AKA Rangoon, is no longer a capital city, albeit a hot tourist destination, it holds the distinction of being the oldest civilization in Indochina. Historians maintain that the famous Shwedagon Pagoda, also called the…

As Easy As Pie

“There’s something about pie, any kind of pie— gorgeous lattice top pies or rustic galettes, deep dish or pot pies, sweet or savory, fruit or vegetable, cheesy or meaty, hand pies from every corner of the earth… there’s something about taking pastry dough and wrapping it around, partially or completely, some kind of filling that…

Guest: The Way Banana Crumbles

Originally posted on The Recipe Hunter:
I am delighted to welcome my dear friend Dolly @ koolkosherkitchen back here again as a Guest.  Please friends, you just have to check out her blog and follow her, you will not be disappointed. You know “the way the cookie crumbles”: the expression is “used to underline a failure of an…

Vienna Coffee for the Doomed

I was privileged to attend a unique gala concert, “a tribute to artistic creativity and survival in Terezin.” The fortress Therezienstadt was built at the end of 18th century by the Austrian Emperor Joseph II who named it in honor of his mother Maria Theresa. However, the Nazis found another use for the quaint little…

MONSTER ChoCo Squares

Originally posted on koolkosherkitchen:
We don’t do Halloween, but we have our own monsters. One of them is world famous. You see his heavy footprints throughout the world literature and arts, from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to The X- Files.  You hear his eerie voice in Karel Capek’s R.U.R., where the word “robot” comes from, in Tolkien’s The…

Pumpkin Boats

Originally posted on koolkosherkitchen:
Every day, around five in the afternoon, there is a traffic jam on the bridge (AKA causeway) connecting Miami Beach to the mainland. Locals are used to it, we explain to worried guests, nothing alarming is happening, it’s only the boats. Somewhere on that narrow bridge, I am sitting in traffic…

Pumpkin Spinach Soup

Originally posted on koolkosherkitchen:
It’s really a very simple soup, but it looks elegant if served in pumpkin halves instead of soup bowls. And here, of course, lies a problem: how many halves do you get when all you have is one fairly large acorn squash? Right, you know your fractions – two. Those two…

The World Is Macaroni: Pasta Fagioli

Originally posted on koolkosherkitchen:
Marco Polo went to China. It was a very long way from Venice, and the sailors who were part of his expedition, sick of sea rations, craved homemade food. One of them, while on a shore leave, met a beautiful girl who was making noodles. History is not clear whether he…