Author Tiffany

Mapo tofu

Morgan has been on a mapo tofu kick since he went to Mission Chinese when he was in San Francisco. Even before he got back from that trip, the Lucky Peach newsletter landed in his inbox, including the mapo tofu recipe from Mission Chinese! The very tasty recipe is here: After sourcing all the […]

Lion’s Mane

I joked recently that I wished third wave mushrooms was a thing in Berlin so that I could have access to a wider variety of wild and cultivated mushrooms. Seeing the exotic ones that are available in London made me envious. My envy heightened when Kristin and Sebastian gave me a cookbook titled Shrooms that has […]

Shakshuka – a reprise

It was four years ago this month that I made myself shakshuka for the first time. At that time, a future with Fronx in it was uncertain. I spent an indulgent Sunday cooking for myself. Today, I spent an indulgent morning cooking for the two of us, and he popped out for bread while I finished […]

Kimchi Chicken Stew

Our friends Mike and Morgan made an experimental batch of kimchi which I personally found lacking the crunch of previous batches. I pumped up its fizz and flavour by keeping it closed up tight in the fridge for a week, but it was still on the soft side. What do you do with a jar of lovingly made, perfectly […]

Banh mi at home

Recently, Kristin and Sebastian gave me an all-things-banh-mi cookbook titled The Banh Mi Handbook. For me, it turned out to be the perfect sort of gift; something you never knew you wanted, but turn out to love. Flipping through, it was clear how all the individual components were perfectly manageable, and most could be made ahead. […]

10 kilos of chicken wings

Leave it to me to impulse purchase 10kg of chicken wings. Do you want to know what 10kg of chicken wings looks like? It looks like this:

Roasted chicken and vegetables with croutons

I have perfected roasted chicken and vegetables. A favourite weeknight fall and winter meal of mine is roasting a couple chicken legs, separated at the joint for even cooking, with chunky cut vegetables. I started making this combination for myself sometime during university, after I learned to make Oven BBQ Chicken from the Joy of […]

The Christmas Sushi Experiment

For the past seven or so years, every now and then I would stumble upon a list I made for myself in an old notebook. The list contained ideas for maki on the theme of “Canadian” sushi using such ingredients as grilled salmon, green asparagus, and roasted sweet potato mixed into the rice. Long after […]

Powdered lemon peel

I saw some powered lemon peel at the spice stand at the market this past weekend. I bought it on a whim. They also had orange peel. I had seen some at a Christmas market in Nürnberg when we were there but stopped myself from buying it: it’s a super-fine powder that I had no […]

Enjoying booze on a picnic blanket

I don’t have a yard or even a small balcony, but I’ve found a way to enjoy self-made cocktails outdoors: I bought a wide-mouth thermos for ice, plastic rock glasses and a paring knife in a plastic sheath. I am now outfitted to have cocktail picnics!