Ọbẹ Ẹ̀fọ́ Elegusi: Egusi Stew

Five attempts…it took me five attempts over about four years to finally get it right. Egusi stew is my favorite Nigerian meal, and maybe one of my favorite foods in general. The problem is that I’ve always had to get it from a restaurant or caterer, so it’s usually a rare delicacy reserved for big…

Cranberry Bison Burger (The 100th Post)

It’s the 100th post, and honestly, I’ve been waiting for it for a few weeks. The blog is nearly two years old, and you guys are still coming back every week to see what’s “next up”. We’re now comfortably over 500 followers on IG too, so life’s good! Since I have 100 of these posts…

Arepa de Cordero Asado

It had been six months since my last arepa, and I knew I had to make a change… the Colombian side of my family had embraced me with open arms, yet I was letting them all down. No longer! I was craving something different this time– so instead of the usual chicken, or black beans,…

Mulsum-Braised Lamb | Polenta Cake

I’m no historian, but I can imagine that many of the world’s greatest ideas, alliances, and solutions were all encouraged with a “little” wine. Similarly, the idea for this dish came from the surplus of wine left in our apartment after our rehearsal dinner last year. We couldn’t finish a bottle one night, and decided…

Lamb and Cannelini Bean Stew

I walked outside the other day, and started to notice the season changing–it was cooler than it had been all summer, and the late summer days were starting to grow shorter. I found some cheap lamb meat at the market, but knew that it would only be edible if I stewed it slowly to tenderize…