Pörkölt – Hungarian Beef Paprika Stew

Pörkölt is a Hungarian stew that can be made with veal, pork or beef. It’s very similar to goulash with the only difference being that goulash is more soup like and often has potatoes added. There are versions of this type of paprika stew all over Europe with the other well known ones being from … Continue reading

Chicken Matzo Ball Soup

There’s a reason why chicken soups are sometimes referred to as Jewish Penicillin; you can literally feel it’s restorative powers with every mouthful. And chicken matzo ball soup is the daddy of all Jewish soups. The key to a great chicken soup is of course the broth and no skimping and purchasing of even the … Continue reading

Chicken & Dumplings

If you come from the Southern States of America then this is a dish you’ve probably grown up eating, but it’s made it’s way into the hearts and plates of people all over the States, and for good reason – it’s darn delicious and comforting, a warm hug on a cold night. If you’ve never … Continue reading

Gyoza – Japanese Meat Filled Dumplings

It’s rare for me to make Japanese food at home on a regular basis as it’s a cuisine that we prefer to go out for, so this being the second Japanese recipe in just over a week is pretty unusual. But there are, in my opinion, two types of Japanese cuisine; the highly technical food … Continue reading