What could be faster than mac and cheese? Your very own Cacio e Pepe, of course. Literally consisting of pasta, pecorino romano cheese and cracked black pepper, it’s the sophisticated take on mac and cheese for adults that you’ve been waiting for.
So this week we tried an Italian recipe that is going to BLOW your cheese-loving minds.
(Assuming you are as massive lovers of cheese as we are. You ARE, aren’t you??)
Now, this recipe comes to you by way of our good friend Stefan. We first caught up in Venice at our friend Beppe’s apartment (and you might remember both of them from this little recipe-fail known as How NOT To Make all’Amatriciana).
As it turns out, Cacio e Pepe has sorta/kinda a few similar techniques to all’Amatriciana, but this time there was no Beppe around to throw his chaotic little spanners in the works! 😛 😛 😛
So what little knacks do you need to know to get it juuuust riiiight?
Colourful pumpkin, cherry tomatoes, baby spinach and cheese sprinkled with crunchy lemon & herb dukkah, pine nuts and tangy balsamic mustard dressing. This Pumpkin and Dukkah Salad is pure happiness in a bowl.
Before Wandercooks, before the blog… there were two curious foodies who loved experimenting in the kitchen.
(And eating the delicious results).
This same spirit of curiosity and discovery drives us even today, because having fun and experimenting in the kitchen is when real kitchen magic happens, don’t you think? 😉
So without further ado, let us present today’s quick and easy recipe for Pumpkin and Dukkah Salad, a Wandercooks creation based on curiosity and blending delicious, flavourful ingredients together to see what we can discover.
Let the magic begin!
Burmese Semolina Cake (Shwegyi Sanwei Makin) is rich, moist, subtly sweet. A mouthwatering South-East Asian dessert with hints of coconut.
It’s been a while now since our wanders through Burma/Myanmar.
We had our first taste of Burmese culture and cuisine in Yangon, the country’s former capital, staying in a tiny windowless guesthouse in the heart of the city’s Chinatown district.
At the time, it all seemed like an overwhelming hubbub of new experiences, sights, sounds, and smells.
Okay, hands up. Who listens to music when they’re cooking? Well we’ve got the Ultimate Cooking Music Playlists for you. Sudio earphones and Spotify go hand in hand when it’s time to cook up a storm in the kitchen. Ready to dance?
I don’t know about you, but for us music is soooo much a part of our lives.
Sometimes we’ll just let it play softly in the background and help us focus on writing posts and editing photos.
Sometimes we’ll play it LOUD, especially when we’re driving all over the city.
But there’s nothing better than throwing on the beats in the kitchen.
Unless that’s boppin’ away at the dinner table. Continue reading
This Yakisoba Noodles Recipe is packed with pork, veggies and ramen noodles golden fried into deliciousness and drizzled in a sweet and salty stir fry sauce. Grab your chopsticks and get ready to wok and roll.
So… Sarah has a confession.
The first time she tried Yakisoba, she was ridiculously hungover on the 46th floor of the Umeda Sky Building, about to watch the summer festival fireworks.
The noodles sat in a crisp white take-away box, full of saucy gloriousness. A hangover cure to surpass even that of a KFC Ultimate Burger Meal.
Just one bite and she was hooked:
No… just… one… more… bite!
Mmmmmm, this is the last one…
I’m just going to finish it.