A Piece of Nutty, Buttery, Flaky Heaven – Greek Baklava

Sweet, chopped nuts nestled between buttery layers of delicate, crisp phyllo dough all held together by a sticky, honey-sugar syrup infused with fragrant lemon and cinnamon. Baklava. Nutty, sweet, flaky, buttery goodness. That just about sums this decadent dessert up. Really, it’s quite heavenly. Interestingly, no one really knows where baklava truly originated, so of…

Malaysian Fast Food – Char Kuey Teow

Char Kuey Teow is one of the most iconic street foods found in Penang, Malaysia. This noodle dish comprises of flat rice noodles, bean sprouts, egg, Chinese sausage, shrimp, bloody cockles, and a chile-infused soy sauce all stir-fried together. The smoky aroma is crucial for this dish and comes from cooking everything in a searing…

Bread is Life – Russian Rose Bread

A beautiful, rose-shaped loaf of mildly sweet yeast bread with ribbons of cinnamon, lightly dusted with powdered sugar.  Bread. This is a main staple for all Russians and is found in virtually every single meal. To Russians, bread is a symbol of hospitality which stems from their ancient tradition of welcoming their guests with a…