Category Archives: Recipes


Cooking mussels by covering them in a big pile of pine needles and setting it on fire.  Cool method!  Supposed to “adds to their brininess the fragrance of the forest floor”.

I dunno.  Not a fan of pine flavor.  Or forest floors.  And am a big fan of the juice from mussels, which is totally lost.  But it’s cool anyway.

BTW: they never show them actually picking them up and eating them. That part will remain a mystery

Not a Good Idea: Publishing Jack White’s Guac Recipe

This is a NO BANANA TOUR. (Seriously)

via Not a Good Idea: Publishing Jack White's Guac Recipe.

the Oklahoma Daily published the details of his concert rider this week—the rider included, among other things, the exact recipe to be used for the guacamole White’s team wanted served backstage. It’s nothing shocking (the ingredients are about what you’d expect, though the instructions do include lines like “we want it chunky” and “SAVE THE PITS THOUGH”), but apparently White’s talent company was none too happy with the article

And the recipe:

how to prepare beef tenderloin – YouTube

  • Freeze beef.  Slice very thinly
  • Let sit 30 minutes to thaw.  Add:
  •  1 tsp baking soda
  • 1.5 tbsp corn starch or potato starch
  • 1 egg
  • mash around and scramble and slam down for 5 minutes
  • Add scant 1 tbsp oil ( corn, olive or any)
  • Mix around briefly
  • refrigerate for 1 hour

This is the beef prep Yanzhen Shao uses for many of his beef dishes

Look here for his video How to prepare Pork

how to prepare beef tenderloin – YouTube.

Tashkent non (Uzbek bread)

ashkent non is the typical bread sold everywhere in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Everywhere you go you can see bread sellers wheeling these around in old-fashioned, big-wheeled baby strollers straight from the tandyr ovens that are tucked away in the crevices between buildings in the old city.

A word about non – Tashkent non is light and fluffy and addictively delicious. It’s got a chewy, glossy crust and an open, airy crumb and when it’s piping hot, there’s nothing more delicious. I can put away 5-6 loaves easy in an hour, especially if honey and that buttery lard stuff are involved.

via Tashkent non (Uzbek bread).

Insanely Wonderful Bread – Acharuli

About Food – Acharuli (Ajarian Khachapuri) | Georgia About

via About Food – Acharuli (Ajarian Khachapuri) | Georgia About.


Khachapuri (Georgian: ხაჭაპური), is a filled bread stuffed with melting cheese. It is justifiably considered to be one of Georgia’s most famous national dishes.

In an earlier article we described three of the most popular types and gave a step-by-step guide on how khachapuri dough is made. Find it here.

In this article we will show how to make Acharuli (Georgian: აჭარული ხაჭაპური) from Ajara, in which the dough is formed into an open gondola shape and is topped with a raw egg and butter before serving.