Kitchen war zone – broccoli gyros salad

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My culinary spirit has been growing in strength these days. I mean I suck at food preparation because in general I rarely do any cooking, as by the time I get back from work the dinner’s are mostly ready and all I need to do is just dig in. Every now and then however it’s good to make something yourself and get that sense of accomplishment (not too often though, I’m fine with someone else doing the cooking as a rule). Today I decided to give a try to a variation on gyros salad that my friend made for a small house party some time ago. Continue reading →

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Kimchi and my other ventures into the realm of Asian cuisine

kotatsuThe thing about watching a lot of Korean or Japanese dramas or anime is that after a while you start to pick up some cultural phenomena. And what really caught my attention is eating. Koreans and Japanese always consume something. Basically every episode of every drama ever has people gathered around the table fighting with chopsticks for a bigger chunk of meat etc. There are also all those side-dishes, each on a separate plate. While here in Poland it’s all about getting your fill with a pork chop the size of a plate, there appears to be more finesse and etiquette related to eating in Japan and Korea. Although I’m totally OK with my diet (I could lose few kilos though) some of the Asian dishes I saw did make me salivate a bit so I decided to give them a try. Continue reading →