Food

Barbara's Cucina Real Italian Cooking: Pasta alla Carbonara

Barbara's Cucina's picture

In these hard times for us all, locked down in our homes, I'd love to help any way I can - what I do best is cooking, so for all of you who are now spending more time in the kitchen and need some guidance, I'm here for you! If you have some pasta, eggs, and bacon handy, I have the perfect, easy, and delicious recipe for authentic Italian "PASTA ALLA CARBONARA" - and it's FREE! I'll take you through it step by step - watch my full cooking video here - buon appetito!!
 

Where to Eat in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

Wondering where to eat in Grand Rapids, Michigan? Wonder no more: the latest location of our favorite, City Barbecue, is open and full of smoky goodness!

Where to Eat in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Tip: City Barbecue!)

We went late this spring for a soft opening, and let me tell you how delicious it was...

Speaking Spätzle: What to Know About this Quintessential Swabian Favorite—and How to Make It

by Culinary Spelunker / Oct 22, 2018 /
Culinary Spelunker's picture

Plump and misshapen, with a soft, chewy texture that’s reminiscent of pasta or gnocchi, Spätzle belongs in its own culinary category altogether.

Pervasive in Germany, Austria, and Hungary, and stretching into Switzerland and other neighboring European countries, the popular pasta comes in several varieties. But the miniature dumplings usually share a few common threads – a simple dough, heavy with egg and flour, and a cooking method that involves dangling the dough over simmering water so that it cooks on contact.

Autumn Pumpkin Soup

Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

This delicious soup hails from Scotland, where we had it one evening after a  long drive to Shannon Airport and short flight from Ireland, and before a drive in the dark from Edinburgh to Inverness. Our friends created such a loving, homecooked meal that the hardships of travel were erased. 

Now, we are comforted by this easy-to-make soup every single time we enjoy it - and think of Scotland, and friends, and the love you put into cooking.

Kid-Pleasing Pumpkin Hummus

by Culinary Spelunker / Sep 26, 2018 /
Culinary Spelunker's picture

Pumpkin loves garbanzo beans – the proof is in the hummus. Add pureed pumpkin into your hummus for a subtle, earthy underlying flavor.

Pumpkin Hummus Recipe

Pumpkin Hummus Recipe

The basic recipe is fast and easy to put together:

1 15-oz. can garbanzo beans

4 tbsp. tahini

4 tbsp. pureed pumpkin

1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 tsp. sea salt

Directions:

Black Forest Cupcakes

by Culinary Spelunker / Aug 28, 2018 /
Culinary Spelunker's picture

Gorgeous house in the Black Forest. From Black Forest Cupcakes

Momos: 5 Things You Need to Know About this Nepalese Favorite

by Culinary Spelunker / Jul 23, 2018 /
Culinary Spelunker's picture

Palm-sized, circular dumplings that are pulled together in a swirling flourish at the top – Nepalese momos are an edible work of art. Tucked inside each delectable one is a mixture of fresh ingredients that are cooked before being stuffed inside the thin dumpling dough, to ensure the filling stays moist once they're steamed.

In Search of the Perfect Vegan Chocolate Mousse

by Culinary Spelunker / Jun 25, 2018 /
Culinary Spelunker's picture

Salivating over the various bakery finds – from oversized carrot-cake muffins heavy with icing and thick slices of flourless chocolate cake, I came across an intriguing find: vegan chocolate mouse. Packaged in a nondescript plastic cup with a gold "VEGAN" label, I thought at best it would satisfy my sweet tooth and at worst it would taste a bit like chocolate-imbued gritty pudding.

In Search of the Perfect Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Eating Like an Empress – Hungary's Gerbeaud Slices

by Culinary Spelunker / Mar 27, 2018 /
Culinary Spelunker's picture

Visits to coffee houses were a frequent indulgence when I live in Vienna in my early twenties – my drink of choice was velvety hot chocolate slathered with just-whipped heavy cream, dusted with cocoa powder.

My other indulgence? Pastries.

Eclairs, steamed cakes, moussed slices, meringues, puff pastries – the coffee house cases always seemed stocked with some new-to-me delicacy just waiting to be sampled.

Travel Writers’ Guide: Best Irish Recipes

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Mar 14, 2018 /
Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

Whether you’re making a special dinner for St Patrick’s Day, or you’d just like to infuse the goodness of Ireland into your meals, chances are that you’re probably looking for some excellent Irish recipes. Never fear, dear reader! I’ve collated the best of Irish recipes, from travel writers in the know (you’ll recognize many of them from our Best of Ireland: An A-Z Guide), and a few B&Bs in Ireland.

Pages