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Barbecue

Zippy, Oven Baked Vietnamese Chicken

Zippy, Oven Baked Vietnamese Chicken

I adore Southeast Asian flavours, such as those in this easy weeknight oven baked Vietnamese chicken.  The balance between sweet, sour, salty and spicy is positively addictive.  Plus, at its base, Vietnamese food is earthy and accessible — a cuisine for all people and all […]

West African Spicy Grilled Chicken

West African Spicy Grilled Chicken

Poulet braisé (grilled chicken) is one of the iconic foods of my husband’s home country, Côte d’Ivoire.  The recipe is deceptively simple.  However, the result is intensely aromatic and flavourful. Grilled chicken is every bit as popular in Côte d’Ivoire as it is where I […]

Chimichurri, Grilled Meat Sauce

Chimichurri, Grilled Meat Sauce

Once spring comes around and I’m ready to break out the grill, I crave chimichurri sauce. Its fresh, herby, garlicky flavor is a perfect counterpoint to smokey meats. When I was growing up, my father traveled and worked all over South America.  So, we had family friends […]

Scrumptious Korean Barbecue Chicken

Scrumptious Korean Barbecue Chicken

Growing up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, barbecue chicken was a summer staple.  Any event — from church socials to political fundraisers — had to serve it.  Our style of barbecue involves slathering the meat with a sticky red sauce, which is both mildly […]

Currywurst, Germany’s Favorite Fast Food

Currywurst, Germany’s Favorite Fast Food

My father comes from a proud family of German-Americans.  When I was a kid, we would visit my grandparents at the farm outside Sheboygan each summer.  During these visits, I always treasured outings to the butcher and the cheese factory with my Grandpa.  The time […]