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Thanksgiving 2.0: Chicken Legs In Sage Pomegranate Sauce

Thanksgiving 2.0: Chicken Legs In Sage Pomegranate Sauce

RU Why turkey? Why not fish, duck, chicken or any other bird? According to a news article: Turkey was indigenous to North America and a way to feed lots of people as well. Another source claims that it has to do with Charles Dickens and […]

Thanksgiving 2.0: Roasted Brussel Sprouts With Honey And Goat Cheese

Thanksgiving 2.0: Roasted Brussel Sprouts With Honey And Goat Cheese

RU In my last post, I sort of had a little breakdown on the subject of what is going on in the United States for the past few months. Watching TV and taking things calmly is not my cup of tea, so to bring more […]

Thanksgiving 2.0: Coconut Pumpkin Curry With Salmon

Thanksgiving 2.0: Coconut Pumpkin Curry With Salmon

RU I love everything that involves people connecting through food. Food is the only subject that will (probably) never start a war, an argument (only with your mom at the kitchen) and never cause negative emotions (only if the food is prepared the wrong way). […]

Great Depression Cooking: Graham Bread

Great Depression Cooking: Graham Bread

RU At the beginning of 1900, the United States experienced a massive flow of “smart” chemists who found many ways to add unhealthy ingredients, that sometimes were not even supposed to be in food. Flour was that once ingredient that suffered many transformations before we […]

Yummly Integration And More!

Yummly Integration And More!

RU I have been here for a little over a year and achieved pretty good results. I think it is time to roll this dough a little further 🙂

Great Depression Cooking: Potato Salad With Homemade Cooked Dressing

Great Depression Cooking: Potato Salad With Homemade Cooked Dressing

RU After reading a book about great depression “A square Meal”, I started wondering: “What caused the country to break into pieces? What happened before the great depression? What did the people eat?”. I stumbled upon a book called “Poison squad” by Pulitzer Prize Winner […]

Great Depression Cooking: Banana Bread

Great Depression Cooking: Banana Bread

RU In 1931 a book called “Aunt Sammy’s Radio Recipes” came out and was available nationwide in the bookshops. Aunt Samy was a fictional character and had her own cooking show called Housekeeper’s Chat. Its target audience was farm wives. She was introduced by the US Dept […]

Weekly News Recap: Oct 15 – Oct 19

Weekly News Recap: Oct 15 – Oct 19

RU Halloween is just 13 (oooh!) days away and we have some good stuff for you this week! Traditionally a lot of big and small companies release special seasonal products to match our spooky needs. Secondly, fall is still around which means more pumpkins and […]

Great Depression Cooking: Cream Of Celery Soup With Spinach Pesto

Great Depression Cooking: Cream Of Celery Soup With Spinach Pesto

RU During the 1930’s Americans sought to escape the horrors of the Great Depression by listening to the radio or spending a dime to go to the movies. Around 60-80 million people went to the movies every week. The most popular films during the era […]

Weekly News Recap: Oct 1 – Oct 5

Weekly News Recap: Oct 1 – Oct 5

RU Last week I got buried in research and book for the Great Depression cooking month and we skipped one week full of events that happened in the culinary industry. To make it up to you, today we are going to have a double portion […]

Great Depression Cooking: Cheese Souffle

Great Depression Cooking: Cheese Souffle

RU Great Depression struck the United States on October 29th, 1929. It was a huge segment of history that changed the lives of millions of people who stood in lines in the cold to get supplies to feed their families. Former rich, poor, middle-class families, […]

Weekly News Recap Sep 17 – Sep 21

Weekly News Recap Sep 17 – Sep 21

RU Previously this blog had a news section before but there are not many truly interesting things happening in the industry every day. Plus your respected chef (me!) had a full-time daytime job and it is hard to keep up with the news all the […]

The Site Got a Makeover!

The Site Got a Makeover!

Hello food lovers and creative recipe seekers! Cookalongblog has been vacating all summer, getting more ideas and content. I (Tania) created this blog a little over a year ago to store all food stories from my travels, kitchen lifehacks from my culinary past and recipes […]

Blackberry Thyme and Meyer Lemon Galette

Blackberry Thyme and Meyer Lemon Galette

RU When I explain galettes to the people, I always say “It’s like a giant cookie but with fillings and a lot tastier.” Even French Canadians call it that way, filling their galettes with sweet ingredients. However, term “galette” comes from the region of Brittany in […]

Asparagus, Cherry Tomato, Mushroom and Honeyed Goat Cheese Galette

Asparagus, Cherry Tomato, Mushroom and Honeyed Goat Cheese Galette

RU Hey! May is officially here! It’s time to really use up those spring ingredients because summer is just 1 month away! During my long-term relationship with asparagus, I ‘ve’learned that many people either love it or hate it. Guess what? I am the one who […]

Easy Salmon Patties

Easy Salmon Patties

RU Being pescetarian at a BBq party may seem hard: everyone having sausages, ribs, and burgers but you can not eat a gram of this. Since there are not a lot of pescetarian friendly sausages and patties in stores, I came up with this easy recipe […]

Minestrone Rosso

Minestrone Rosso

RU Vegetarianism can be awesome if you know how to cook delicious things. I have learned a lot from playing around with different veggies and ingredients and now I know how to enhance the flavor of my dish. Soup Minestrone is one of them. I […]

Blood Orange Roasted Chicken

Blood Orange Roasted Chicken

RU Blood Oranges are typically a very winter fruit but it always reminds me of upcoming spring (mainly because of its color). That is why I usually cook dishes with them on first days of March. I found the similar recipe on Williams Sonoma website […]

Beet Hummus

Beet Hummus

RU Hey everyone! I had some beets left from the previous recipe and decided to make something from leftovers. Since i love hummus a lot, it became my first choice. Do not hesitate buying a jar of tahini sauce. It can serve you well in other […]

Homemade Syrniki (Ricotta Pies)

Homemade Syrniki (Ricotta Pies)

RU As a proud Russian, I sometimes miss my grandma’s comfort food. Syrniki, which entire female population of my family used to make, was my favorite breakfast before school. My mom usually served it with sour cream, my grandma made it with strawberry preserves and […]

The Easiest Lobster Tail Recipe

The Easiest Lobster Tail Recipe

RU Remember that one time you ordered lobster at the restaurant and paid an idiotically high price for it? Well, this should stop! The thing is, lobster tails are usually inexpensive and the price range could vary from $8 to $15 depending on the area […]

Lavender Shortbread

Lavender Shortbread

RU In between vanity and weekends, I usually get really hungry for sweets, but I just can’t let myself buy packaged desserts. It just doesn’t feel right to me. Plus you never know the full list of ingredients and the amount of sugar that the […]

Bread Making Class In San Francisco

Bread Making Class In San Francisco

Holiday season is slowly flowing into the shops, supermarkets and our hearts. Winter is probaby the most exciting time of the year. We gather together. We share smiles and thoughts. We eat. Eating is one of those things we do the best on Holidays, that’s […]

Homemade Beet Pasta

Homemade Beet Pasta

RU Purchased pasta with homemade sauce – good. Homemade pasta with homemade sauce – even better! Pasta making is one of the things that I miss the most after leaving the professional kitchen. This process was a significant stress relief, and I could do it […]

5 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes For Your Thanksgiving Dinner

5 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes For Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Over the course of the past two months, I have been keeping up with my healthy(ish) diet trying to create low carb, low-fat dishes. I followed my cravings and listened to my body, went grocery shopping few times a week to master these recipes and […]

You Can Now Have Breakfast at Tiffany’s For Real

You Can Now Have Breakfast at Tiffany’s For Real

Almost every single woman I know (including me) watched “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” movie. It was and still is the most iconic film for many ladies who are dreaming about fancy life and a prince on a white horse. If you are the one that hasn’t […]

Pumpkin Zig Zags With Roasted Pepper Sauce

Pumpkin Zig Zags With Roasted Pepper Sauce

I am definitely all for the pumpkin season this year, and today I have something special for you. I found these cute mini zig-zags at Trader Joe’s and could stand buying a package. Since I’m trying to eat healthily and consume more vegetables, zig-zags turned […]

Sleepless in Seattle: Why Should I Stand On That Damn Line For Starbucks

Sleepless in Seattle: Why Should I Stand On That Damn Line For Starbucks

After going through the food part of Seattle, the central question remained unknown: what about coffee? Although the movie “Sleepless in Seattle” is not about coffee at all, the city has a lot to offer. Coffee shops are literary everywhere you go, and every store […]

You Can Now Purchase Christmas Ornaments Filled With Alcohol

You Can Now Purchase Christmas Ornaments Filled With Alcohol

Christmas is only 1.5 months away, and it’s time for us to think about how to decorate the house. I remember how my parents hung candy around a Christmas tree, and my friends and I were sneaking them into my room and eating before the […]

Napa Valley Wild Fires Update

Napa Valley Wild Fires Update

Midnight October 11th. The smog was around the city of San Francisco all day long, and the sun was shining through the haze in an unhealthy orange color. The wildfires continue to rage in the regions of Napa and Sonoma, and we continue to follow […]

Pan Roasted Butternut Squash With Spinach And Parmesan

Pan Roasted Butternut Squash With Spinach And Parmesan

In the midst of the pumpkin season, I promise to indulge you with such recipes until the end of the fall. It is going to be approximately another 1.5 months 🙂 I spent a long time looking for a lovely recipe from butternut squash, that […]

Napa Valley Is On Fire

Napa Valley Is On Fire

It is very unlikely to become a witness of a raging nature, especially if it is taking your favorite places on its way. At about 9 pm Pacific time, in the city of San Francisco, I felt a strong smell of the smoke. Many residents […]

Harmful Pollutants Are Found In Yellowfin Tuna

Harmful Pollutants Are Found In Yellowfin Tuna

No matter how hard you try to buy organic and clean tuna, it probably will not work. In one way or another, almost any fish will contain a certain percentage of polluted substances that penetrate the world ocean with the growing industrialization of the world. […]

Opening Of The New Noma Restaurant, Postponed Due To An Ancient Wall

Opening Of The New Noma Restaurant, Postponed Due To An Ancient Wall

Let’s look into some prehistory first. On December 31, 2016 – one of the best restaurants in the world – Noma closed its doors to the public. Chief Rene Redzepi went on a tour to Mexico with part of his team and opened pop-up there. […]

Why You Should Keep Your Tomatoes Out Of the Fridge

Why You Should Keep Your Tomatoes Out Of the Fridge

Many of us learned in childhood that fresh foods and vegetables must be stored in the refrigerator, but, as it turned out this is not entirely true. After working as a chef in the kitchen, you come across many things that you have done all […]

Volkswagen Is Going To Make Iconic Bus-Inspired Fridges

Volkswagen Is Going To Make Iconic Bus-Inspired Fridges

The company Volkswagen, known for its hippy minivans and cars, decided to change direction a little and will soon start making refrigerators. And not just refrigerators, but almost actual art objects that will decorate your kitchen. Not so long ago, the company started a collaboration […]

Crispy Salad With Kale, Tomatoes, Yogurt and Eggplant

Crispy Salad With Kale, Tomatoes, Yogurt and Eggplant

Some time ago I posted a photo of this salad to my Instagram and considered it a crime not to write the details of this recipe, as it ideally suits the gloomy fall weather. I used fresh kale, which I slightly roasted in the oven […]

H&M Just Dropped A New Line Of Kitchenware

H&M Just Dropped A New Line Of Kitchenware

While we were talking here about Italian wines, recipes, and tomatoes, the megabrand H&M, that mostly sells clothes just dropped a new collection of kitchen utensils, which is rumored to be madly affordable. In 2008, the Scandinavian company launched one of the first H&M Home […]

Airbnb Just Launched Restaurant Reservations

Airbnb Just Launched Restaurant Reservations

If you are an active foodie, then this news is for you: popular apartment rental service – Airbnb just launched restaurant reservations feature (hurray!). In fact, the update is significant for those who travel mostly for food, not for the sightseeing. The thing is that […]

California Bans Foie-gras Again

California Bans Foie-gras Again

California is probably the only state in the US where foie gras is banned, for both production and import. It became a big hotbed of disputes when, as governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill in September 2004, which read: ” “A person may not force feed […]

Adult Advent Calendar Is Here And We Are So Ready

Adult Advent Calendar Is Here And We Are So Ready

Some of you will remember those beautiful large boxes from childhood that contained small chocolates. They had to count the days before Christmas and had to be strictly eaten one piece per day (but admit, who ate only one?). It seems that the network of […]

Merriam Webster Dictionary Just Added 11 Words Related To Food

Merriam Webster Dictionary Just Added 11 Words Related To Food

I should probably start with a few words about the dictionary itself. Merriam Webster dictionary is the most complete and reliable dictionary in the US, created by Noah Webster in the first half of the XIX century. The term “Webster’s Dictionary” also denotes the entire […]

Australia Have Just Solved the Avocado Shortage Problem

Australia Have Just Solved the Avocado Shortage Problem

Avocados became not only one of the most fashionable products consumed by young people but also entered the daily diet of many people around the world. This fruit has become so popular that the agricultural industry simply does not have time to grow it in […]

Italian Grape Harvest Is Supposedly Down By 30 Percent

Italian Grape Harvest Is Supposedly Down By 30 Percent

September is traditionally considered the month when most regions around the world harvest their grape for wine making. According to the Food And Wine, the association of Farmers, Coldiretti, suggests that the harvest of grapes in some parts of Italy this year is likely to […]

Most Of Canned San Marzano Tomatoes Are Fake

Most Of Canned San Marzano Tomatoes Are Fake

Variety of San Marzano, unlike other tomatoes, is distinguished by a stronger taste, it is sweeter and less acidic, which makes them an ideal ingredient for sauces. Quite often they can be found in a bath in their juice, and their price is slightly higher, […]

This New App Will Remind You To Drink Water At the Parties

This New App Will Remind You To Drink Water At the Parties

The golden rule of a healthy lifestyle is to drink about eight glasses of water a day. And this is not counting the gaps, when we exercise, drink alcohol, or allow ourselves an extra piece of that cake. On such days, we need even more […]

There’s a Website That Teaches You to Pair Beer With Food

There’s a Website That Teaches You to Pair Beer With Food

Those of you who love beer and do not consider it a simple drink, probably often wondered how correctly it can be paired with food. There are a lot of beers that have come out of small home breweries. Along with the usual light and […]

Iceland Is Getting Food Delivered By Drones

Iceland Is Getting Food Delivered By Drones

How little we hear the news from the tiny state of Iceland that in the middle of the Atlantic after the eruption of the volcano with an unpronounceable name. It turns out that the Icelandic food delivery service AHA began cooperation with the Israeli company […]

Food Theme Park Is Opening In Italy

Food Theme Park Is Opening In Italy

Finally, the god of food heard the prayers of desperate gourmets! Fantastic news for us all: the very first food theme park to open in Italy. The park will be called Italy – in honor of the company that opens kind of semi-restaurants semi-markets under […]

German Scientists Found The Dirtiest Item On Our Kitchen

German Scientists Found The Dirtiest Item On Our Kitchen

Each of us has a dirty secret. But did you know, that your kitchen has something disastrously unsanitary, which you do not know about? Well, it’s the sponge I’m talking about. Not so long ago, scientists once and for all found out that trying to […]

There Is a Gin Infused With Motorcycle Parts

There Is a Gin Infused With Motorcycle Parts

Remember Kinder surprises in childhood when we were collecting those little figures from one line? It seems like there is an adult version of it but the key word here “seems.” The creator of The Archaeologist gin did not have in mind the idea of […]

This UK Restaurant Hilariously Reacted On a Negative Review

This UK Restaurant Hilariously Reacted On a Negative Review

Perception of negative things with humor is a talent that the owner of The Old Butchers restaurant, located in Bristol UK has. Recently, a person named Wayne S. came up to the restaurant and left a sharp review on TripAdvisor. He began with the fact […]

Great Depression Cooking: Caramelized Sweet Potatoes

Great Depression Cooking: Caramelized Sweet Potatoes

RU Great Depression was followed by Wolrd War II and the United States needed healthy soldiers badly. The government was hoping for a good amount of strong young boys who can stand out but they got shocked by the stats. After children starvation during the […]