Once a celebrity chef gives the seal of approval on a particular food item, we often find ourselves saying, “I have to try that! It must be good!” I started second guessing celebrity chef recommendations after I tried a sandwich dubbed as the “greatest sandwich ever” or something like it by Anthony Bourdain. It was
Macku Sushi Good Japanese is hard to find, and great Japanese is even harder to find. On rare occasions, one happens to come across a gem amongst lackluster pickings. My sushi and sashimi experience at Macku didn’t just focus on taste, but also the eye candy that accompanied each plate. The establishment’s signature sashimi selections
Moving from Northern New Jersey to Downtown Chicago five months ago was probably the biggest decision I’ve made so far in my life. One of the things I left behind and miss was living close to New York City. Chicago can hold it’s own, and I love this town, but New York City seems to
Here’s an oldie but a goodie. It’s simple, nutritious, and tasty. Ingredients 3 cups of frozen broccoli florets 3 garlic cloves 1.5 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil dash of salt pinch of pepper Chop the garlic into evenly sliced chips. This lets them brown evenly. Heat up the pan on low heat and add
Grilled Halibut On my quest to eat less red meat (down to once every two weeks), I had a void to fill. And while I could have just simply filled it with the likes of chicken and pork, I decided that fish seemed to be great alternative. Salmon was the usual suspect, but it got
I learned this cooking technique from watching Alton Brown on one of his Food Network segments. It’s a great and fast way to cook that yields excellent results. On the downside, the preparation of the dish requires a panini-press or equivalent, and something heavy, say close to fifteen pounds, to keep the panini-press closed tight.