• Spicy Hot Tomato Oil (Pastabilities Copycat)

    Monday, 18th November 2019Tyler

    Spicy Hot Tomato Oil is one of my favorite foods in Syracuse, New York. When visiting my brother, he and his wife brought me to a restaurant as a welcome. Pastabilities, a modern Italian restaurant, serves delectable pastas and sauces. (To be completely honest, I only sampled the pasta when I was there — the carbonara and lasagna. Though, I like my carbonara and lasagna better 🙂.) I really loved my experience there and look forward to going again! I’m told that the lunch and dinner experiences are very different. And I went for dinner. I’ve never reviewed a restaurant before,…

    Continue Reading
  • chicken tikka masala

    Authentic Chicken Tikka Masala

    Monday, 5th November 2018Tyler

    Hey everyone! I feel like it’s been a while since I last posted, but don’t worry I’m still here!!!! 😃😃😃😃 I’ve had a crazy couple of months. Since my last post, I got a job, had been accepted to grad school at the University of Sussex, worked like a maniac, and like any upstanding man in my family I made a ton of delicious food and hit up the gym.  I’m now living in Brighton, UK 🇬🇧 and am attending Uni again. I spent the last week trying to decide what to share, and I finally reached a conclusion. If…

    Continue Reading
  • Tomato, Parmesan, and Prosciutto Fried Panini

    Sunday, 29th April 2018Tyler

    Gosh, I’ve had a crazy week! My sister has been preparing for a study abroad and I helped her pick out the destinations for her trip (she’s an assistant), I have a few deadlines coming up at work so I put in a whole 52 hours this week, I made a goal to finish a book on economics in the next month so I read a couple hundred pages, etc. I’m still in the Italian food mindset and so I whipped together my version of a panini I once saw in a bar in Reggio di Calabria (a city in…

    Continue Reading
  • Italian Caprese Salad

    Italian Caprese Salad

    Sunday, 8th April 2018Tyler

    Hey, welcome back! It’s been raining for the past several days. I haven’t seen rain like this here in quite some time. Don’t get me wrong, this is by no means a lot of rain. Right now I’m spending my week in Utah (in the USA) visiting friends and family. They’re an energetic lot, but this crazy weather is… well… bizarre. If you don’t know, Utah is a desert. So any rain is a bit unusual. Now, it’s not a desert like the Sahara or Mojave but it is a desert. What’s really mind-boggling is the idea that people come…

    Continue Reading
  • A French Salade Landaise Recipe

    Salade Landaise

    Thursday, 22nd February 2018Tyler

    Quick shameless plug, I made salade landaise as a second course after eating poulet vallée d’Auge (French Chicken with Apples) and it went together beautifully 🙂 Honest to goodness, this is the best salad I’ve had all year. I know it is still February, but this was definitely better than any salad I had last year. That is how good salade landaise really is, and you’ll love it too after the first bite! This incredible gourmet salad is known for duck and being from the Landes region. (You could have guessed that last one by the name, no?) If you Google Landes cuisine, food, history then you…

    Continue Reading
  • Souvlaki

    Tuesday, 5th December 2017Tyler

    Σουβλάκι! That’s right! Souvlaki! Are you ready to Rome the streets of Athens today? (I got a good laugh out of that.) I absolutely love Greek food! Greek food has flavors that really reflect their history. As a kid, probably a lot like you, I was always eager to read Greek mythology. As an undergraduate in physics, I used Greek characters in practically everything I did. By no means does that imply that I’m quite familiar with Greece, but I do love learning about the culture, history, language, and, most importantly for you now, the food. Souvlaki reminds me of dozens…

    Continue Reading