Gunpowder potatoes are India’s spicy, wonderfully delicious answer to chili cheese fries or poutine. Not as messy mind you, but just as tasty.
Caesar salad with roasted garlic croutons is serious business. This is not your run-of-the-mill toss it on the table salad. This is an undertaking. A commitment. But the results speak for themselves.
I’ve always loved Japanese gyoza. Something I always order when I go out for sushi. Gyoza or shumai – I can’t get enough. Something about that little fried and steamed dumpling dipped in a simple soy rice wine vinegar mix just makes me smile. If they make you smile, read on.
Spinach salad with strawberries, avocado and poppyseed dressing. One of those fruity salads that I don’t usually go for. I’m more into fresh greens and a mustard vinaigrette. Except this one is really good. The creaminess of the avocado against the bright strawberries and the tangy sweet dressing. It just works. For me anyway.
Best potato salad – that’s a very big claim. Maybe it’s not the best but it’s up there. Something about the tang of the sour cream and the salty crunch of the pickles comes together beautifully.
I love salade lyonnaise. It’s an exercise in simplicity. Nothing more than some greens tossed in a bit of French vinaigrette, a poached egg and some bacon. Doesn’t sound like much. But when the yolk, bacon and greens come together in your mouth… Special.