My Day-off extravaganza tomato sauce spaghetti

Once upon a time, when I would go to school and that was were my responsibilities ended, I would have half a day to my own easily. During that time, because of my love for pasta (of any sort), I learnt how to make the best tomato sauce to go with spaghetti and I would…

Angelico’s portobello mushroom sandwiches

During all my visits in Washington DC there was always a place where I loved to eat. Sometimes once per visit, and sometimes almost every day depending on how long I’d stay. My favorite thing there was the portobello sandwich which is entirely meatless, but has the amazingness of the best steak sandwich you’ve ever…

Vietnamese Summer Rolls

Months ago I was out shopping for groceries and I saw a pack or rice paper. I said to myself “I can do something awesome with this! “. So here I am, after watching maybe a thousand videos about how to make these rolls I found out there is no “classic recipe” in this area,…

Making French Macarons

A few months ago me and a friend of mine signed up for a cooking course – How to make French Macarons. One of the reasons I really wanted to go to this class in particular was that the chef that teaches it is one of my absolutely favorite Bulgarian food bloggers and artists. Basically…

The profiterole – eclair’s tiny brother

My dream, and here I will assume not only mine, is to cook all the classical dishes and desserts I have heard so much about. One of the big ones in my list was eclairs, just because: I love them so much They seem hard enough to make, and they make me want to try…

Summer Strawberry Tart

Nothing says “Summer” quite as good as the freshly made strawberry desserts, drinks and jams. Even though I am all about work lately, I just had to take a day of break and stay in front of the fan in the kitchen, making desserts in order to be creative for a change. Well tough noogies,…

Dulce de Leche Brownie

Now this is where I stumbled оnto problems. And not because the brownie was particularly hard to make. Simply the dulce de leche is a bitch to find here in Bulgaria. So after searching in many shops, and speaking to sales people who looked at me like I am speaking some alien language, I gave…

Coconuties – did I make them or did they make themselves

Since I have an enormous passion for food, I often end up cooking a lot of things at once. And since there is no one to eat them at home, that often stops me from making what I want to make. This is why I love baking for my colleagues, especially since I started working…

Creme Brûlée

So, the famous Creme Brûlée. It is a famous French dessert, or English desert – depending on the point of view (Creme Anglaise). And while it is heavenly tasty, and the recipe for it is at the level of a kindergartner’s remembering skills: it requires knowledge of cooking egg creams, which I do not have,…

Caramel custard

Lately I take a day each week to make something I have not made before. On this lovely Saturday this was caramel custard, which is a very popular dessert here in Bulgaria. When I was little I despised the caramel that is on top ( or bottom while you are making it) because it was…

Madeleines – Gordon Ramsay style.

The Madeleines are traditional French cookies. Small sponge-like cakes with the  typical shape of shells. The story goes that Louis XV called this tiny pastry “Madeleine” for the first time in 1755 in honor of his father-in-law’s cook Paulmier Madeleine. Is this true? I do not know, however, I know they are not just delicious, but…

Salmon, please.

Today’s modest – yet very delicious dinner is: roasted salmon with potato salad and lettuce salad sides. Salmon is not a food that is widely popular here in Bulgaria, and it only became a thing few years ago.  Yet, as I found out, this is my favorite fish to have in any form and moreover…