Miyeok Guk – Seaweed Soup

Seaweed soup, aka miyeok guk, is a common Korean dish that also holds much cultural significance. Korean women eat copious amounts of miyeok guk after giving birth (maybe even too much), and consequently, mothers make this soup for their children to eat every year on their birthday as a reminder of this time. 

Cacık – Tzatziki – Refreshing Cucumber & Yogurt Dip

I’d take a venture to guess most Americans know this dish by it’s Greek name, tzatziki; however, it’s also eaten quite often in Turkey where it is called cacık. There are many different iterations of this dish that vary from house-to-house, but this is a super simple version that will take 5 minutes to prepare!

Spicy Stir-Fried Udon With Squid and Octopus

Spicy noodle dishes are my absolute favorite! For this meal, you’ll make a fiery sauce to coat mixed squid and octopus, stir-fried with veggies and noodles. It’s easy to make and full of flavor: spicy, umami, and a little bit of sweet. In Korean, this dish is called 오징어 와 낙지 우동국수 볶음.

Turkish Shish Kabob (Şiş Kebap – Antep)

Before visiting Turkey for the first time, Anthony Bourdain said he always thought of Turkish food as little more than “meat on a stick.” He later learned that the country’s cuisine is much more nuanced; however, he had a reason for his initial thoughts.  Kebap – otherwise known as kabob here in the U.S. – […]

Strawberry Cream Cake

When you head to a North Carolina farmer’s market during April or May, you’re faced with rows and rows of stands lined with big buckets of delicious strawberries. There are plenty of healthy ways to enjoy strawberries like eating them plain and putting on them on salads. But let’s face it, this fruit also makes […]