Escabeche de Pollo (Peruvian Pickled Chicken)

Escabeche de Pollo, Peruvian Pickled Chicken

Escabeche de Pollo, Peruvian Pickled Chicken

Todo es escabechable

Everything can be made into escabeche. Fish? Escabechable. Chicken? Escabechable. Meat? Escabechable. You are vegetarian? No problem, your favorite vegetables are all escabechable. Todo es escabechable — everything can be made into escabeche, and here’s what you need to get your escabeche on.
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IFBC 2016: Part 3 — Taste

Quick, think of your favorite food. Now think of adjectives that describe it’s taste. Was it easy or challenging? We often say something tastes good, but have a hard time describing why something tastes good to us. That is because taste is actually something very complex, but at the IFBC session on taste, we learned how to put flavor into… Read more →

IFBC 2016: Part 2 — Food Waste & Insects

When I attended IFBC in past years, I was immediately drawn to sessions that I was familiar with and wanted to learn more about, such as wine tasting, photography, or writing. But this year, one of my goals at IFBC was to attend sessions on topics that were unfamiliar to me, which made for some challenging decisions, specially when there… Read more →

IFBC 2016: Part 1 — Mentors & Cooking

At this year’s IFBC, the keynote speaker was John Ash — chef, author, and wine educator, who pioneered the use of local and seasonal ingredients in his Northern California restaurant. But instead of talking about cooking techniques or how to pair wine with food, he talked about his mentors, and why it was so important in his development as a chef. Read more →

Kon-Tiki Punch

Kon-Tiki Punch

Kon-Tiki Punch

Of all the stories I learned in my grade school History and Geography classes, perhaps the most memorable was that of the Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl. He wanted to prove that it was possible for Incas to have sailed to Polynesia using balsa wood rafts, and in 1947, with a crew of five men, he built such a raft and made the 5,000 mile journey across the Pacific Ocean. The name of the expedition was the Kon-Tiki, and this Pisco cocktail tells its story.

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