The Chuck

I’ve had some good experiences with chuck steak, but they involved very long oven roasting. And clearly this hot summer is not the best environment to repeat such a recipe. Again thinking of outdoor grilling, I wanted to cook the chuck relatively fast and have it not too chewy. The only way to achieve those…

Apple Strudel

This is my go-to “guests at the door and I have nothing to serve with tea” recipe. It requires a little bit more work than the apple charlotte, but is still quick to make, and the results are reliable time after time.

Meat, Iron, Fire (part 2)

Sequels usually fall short of the original success. However, cooking is much more versatile than the movie business, and so I decided to try another classic lamb recipe: kebab. There are two basic types of kebabs: shish-kebab, which is prepared with whole pieces of meat, and lyulya-kebab, that is made with ground meat. I was…

Tiramisu

With summer in full swing, my desire for baking and roasting is practically nonexistent. Would I rather hang out by a hot stove or on a couch with a cold beverage? That’s right, cold beverage. But just because I won’t be baking doesn’t mean that my husband has to go without dessert until October. He…

Babaganoush

I cannot think of anyone in my family who does not cook, or at a minimum,cannot make at least one thing really well. My parents have always split kitchen duties – my mother would cook, and my father baked. My paternal grandparents had a similar separation of duties, although my grandfather also sometimes cooked. One…