Octopus!

I love cooked octopus! I love the texture of it when it is grilled, sautéed, or marinated in vinegar. For me love the texture, it is like sautéed calamari (baby squid): when sautéed you expect it to have a rubbery texture but it’s not rubbery. Instead it is delicate and tender. That’s octopus but not … More Octopus!

The Idea of Mezze

I love eating mezze style when I am out with friends or family for a light afternoon lunch. I love mezze even more when I’m eating Lebanese cuisine. The idea of mezze style eating is new to U.S. and is usually associated with Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine. But mezze is truly a Lebanese style … More The Idea of Mezze

Brigadeiros: Ultimate Brazilian Birthday Candy

Brigadeiros (sweet condensed milk & cocoa powder balls) are the ultimate Brazilian birthday party candy. These tasty treats are at every Brazilian birthday party and tables are covered in hundreds if not thousands of brigadeiros. Of course the children love them while parents are continuously telling their children not to have another. The maids like … More Brigadeiros: Ultimate Brazilian Birthday Candy

Fried Oysters

Fried oysters are something of a staple in my family come the holidays. We have fried oysters for Christmas Eve dinner (a meal that mostly consists of fish), News Years dinner, any time during the holidays, and during the summer. Fried oysters are also a staple in Georgia’s Low Country, Southern lingo for coastal Georgia, … More Fried Oysters