RECIPE: SHIITAKE MUSHROOM RISOTTO WITH GREEN BEANS

Shiitake risotto with green beans

After enjoying a delectable risotto alla milanese with ossobucco so tender that it melts in your mouth,  I just couldn’t get it out of my mind. If you happen to be in Milan and would like to know where I enjoyed this epic Italian meal, check out my Milan travel post.  Back in Taipei, I decided to make risotto with local ingredients. Yup, when I was in Italy I actually managed to forget to buy a bag of arborio or carnaroli to bring back. And of course, I was too cheap to splurge on imported ingredients and therefore decided to cook my […]

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RECIPE: SHEPHERD’S PIE (…WELL ACTUALLY COTTAGE PIE)

I just got back from a lovely trip to the UK, visiting Berkshire and Brighton. Fortunately, the weather was amazing and it hardly ever rained throughout the whole week of my stay. One of the things I love about the UK are the pubs and the pub grub. I could eat Fish and Chips and a well-made Sunday Roast any day of the week and I wouldn’t mind an occasional pint either. Getting back to work in the middle of the week and returning to a chilly German Fall, I felt the urge to prepare some comfort food this weekend. […]

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