Being a Foreigner on Thanksgiving Day

Let me tell you what I knew about American Thanksgiving Day before coming to USA: Turkey is a must on the table. Not only is it big enough to feed a whole family, but also to fit onto someone’s head to scare friends. If you are of Italian heritage, you might consume a whole turkey…

3 Cottage Cheese Recipes for Russian Breakfast

If you have been reading me for a while you know about my eternal love of cottage cheese. In a post a couple of weeks back I have written a whole guide to making Russian-style cottage cheese at home in 3 different ways. Today I am going to share with you some of my favorite…

How to Make Authentic Russian Tvorog at Home

When people ask me whether living abroad makes me miss Russian food, I always reply with a firm “no”. Not because I don’t love it, but simply because I can prepare most of Russian dishes in the convenience of my own kitchen. For the same reason I almost never go to Russian restaurants abroad, except…

Mung Kawum and the Story of My Relations with Sri Lankan Sweets

“Complicated” is probably the best way to describe my relationships with Sri Lankan sweets. While getting used to Lankan rice and curry wasn’t so hard (apart from the fact that I was crying with every spoonful of chili-infused curries), local sweets didn’t find the way to my heart even 6 years after I first arrived…

Day Trip From Austin: Krause Springs and Opie’s BBQ

If you have never been to USA and all you know about this country comes from books, movies and TV-shows, it’s very likely that America seems to be the land of skyscrapers, yellow taxis, hamburgers and sexy world saviors like Bruce Willis. Which is true but only in part because USA is so much more…

Day Trip from Austin: Jacob’s Well and The Salt Lick BBQ

Combine the great outdoors with delicious food and you are bound to have an amazing day. Texas, no doubt, has an abundance of both gorgeous nature spots and delectable food. One of my favorite day trips from Austin is Jacob’s well in Wimberley, TX, followed by wine tasting and BBQ at The Salt Lick in…

Best Foodie Souvenirs from New Orleans

Since I have started this blog I’ve eaten my way through quite a few cities in USA. With its diverse cuisine, influenced by African, Native American and European cultures, New Orleans, my latest destination, would definitely be in my top 5 cities for food lovers. If I could live there and eat gumbo and oysters…

The Ultimate Guide to Food You Must Try in New Orleans

I have been studying English since the age of 9 and living in USA for the past two years, so I was quite sure the feeling when I don’t know something or can’t pronounce a word is long gone. That is until I came to New Orleans, opened a menu in a restaurant and saw…

Creole Food vs. Cajun Food: What’s the Difference?

Is it normal to be excited about food in upcoming trip more than about anything else? In case with New Orleans I am not ashamed to say “yes” because this city is synonymous with delicious food. If you do a research on restaurants to visit in The Big Easy you will inevitably come across two…

President Obama’s Favorite Burger (and Where to Get It)

After years of travelling and looking for the best places to experience local cuisine I have established a certain search algorithm: find local food bloggers, read foodie forums, double check reviews on Yelp. But in case with Washington D.C. I decided “screw the algorithm” and typed into Google: “Where does Obama dine?” Don’t judge me, I…