Last Days to Ship

Postcard from Rio de Janeiro: Romeo + Juliet

A common dessert in Brazil called "Romeo and Juliet" comprised of goiabada (guava paste) and Minas cheese. The contrast of the sweet guava and the subtle and slightly savory Minas was a winning combination. Easily one of the best dessert finds during my...

MOTOism

MOTOism: Blueberry Mochi

Hi, welcome to my new column, MOTOism. I'll mostly be cooking here, as always, with the occasional restaurant rant, to keep everyone on their toes. It's summer, it's hot, and it's time to make an easy dessert that doesn't boil the kitchen. Over the...

Skankynavia

Skankynavia: Fresh Strawberry Pavlova

There's just something about growing your own food. In this Brave New World of global import/export where you can basically die from eating the wrong vegetable (big cucumber scandal in Germany with lots of casualties), is a home grown meal the...

Skankynavia

Skankynavia: Layer Cakes of La Glace (CPH)

After having spent my later teen years plowing through the novels of Douglas Coupland, Bret Easton Ellis and other post modern cynics, I can't help but see myself in so many typical Generation X situations. Meaning that you suddenly find yourself in a condition...

Skankynavia

Skankynavia: Danish Blackberry Pie

If I had a garden, I would go crazy. Everyone thinks having a big garden invokes peace and tranquility in the mind. WRONG! It gives you a constant nagging feeling of stress and frustration. The lawn must be mown, bushes cut, apples...

Bacon Cup Cake - Say No More

People in this country are obsessed with bacon. Bacon-wrapped pork, bacon-wrapped hotdogs, bacon-wrapped corn, bacon is everywhere. Last summer, I posted bacon chocolate, and there are...