Saturday Cooking Series – {Homemade Pork Sausage, Max the Lab}

A quick post here. Hope everyone had a great thanksgiving! Been busy lately but managed to make homemade Pork sausage which turned out incredible! The KitchenAid Mixer has proven to be such a great addition the the kitchen!  Oh, and my little buddy Max came home this last week from the breeder. He’s a pure…

Dim Sum, Sushi, Breakfast Pizza & More

I admit it. I have been eating out quite a bit lately. From Ramen joints in center city (Philadelphia) to local sushi restaurants. I have also been cooking a lot, usually every Sunday for entire afternoons at a time. I am very close to getting my breakfast pizza just the way I envisioned it! (Maybe…

Neapolitan Pizza with Fresh Grown Basil – {Kitchen Adventures}

I managed to spend most of the afternoon today making dough and trying my hand at Neapolitan Pizza. I included a healthy amount of the fresh basil I have growing in the garden out back and probably more mozzarella than the recipe called for. I plan to make this again until I get it just…

Cacio e Pepe in Parmesan Frico Cup

Today I decided to cook one of my favorite dishes, Cacio e Pepe in a crusted Parmesan Frico Cup. One of my first dishes I had in Rome, and certainly one of the most memorable. While being a dish with only a few ingredients, it takes a careful approach in preparation to get it just…

I am not a food critic

Food. It’s an amazing thing. I am constantly in awe of today’s food culture. A friend recently pointed out to me that my Twitter and Instagram feed (@GR8BigWorld), contained a lot of food posts lately, which followed by the question ‘Are you becoming some kind of food critic’ ? The logical answer to this question…

Japanese Noodles w/Pork Shoulder

After work today I found myself back at the farmers market stocking up on a few things for tomorrow and the weekend. The northeast is a frozen tundra at the moment and I am still unsure if I want to venture out for the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Chinatown this Sunday, so I…