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Thanksgiving with Mr. Delicious


For updates like me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter! As an American living away from home, Thanksgiving dinner is a perennial matter of great concern. I spent my first Thanksgiving abroad in Nice, France. We decided to cook a traditional … [Continue reading]

Crispy Chive Flatbread with Oyster Mushrooms, Mustard Greens, Beets and Feta Cheese


For updates like me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter! In support of Ministry of Mushrooms' Mushrooms Go Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, I am offering up a recipe that includes many of the healthy foods recommended to reduce risks of … [Continue reading]

World Eats by Pinoy Eats World in Podium Mall


For updates like me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter! Mr. D's Artisanal is at Podium on the second floor atrium right now along with a number of other food vendors for Pinoy Eats World, World Eats. I'll be slingin' sammiches here made from my … [Continue reading]

Cashew Crusted Leg of Spring Lamb


For updates like me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter! In wishing a happy Independence Day to all of my friends here in the Philippines, I decided to showcase some of the best local agricultural products from right here in the … [Continue reading]

French Food for the Soul-Beef Bourguignon

Caramelized oyster mushrooms

For more updates, like me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter! I told you I am a confessed francophile and I stand before you unapologetic. This one is a fundamental of French cuisine, much like coq au vin or escargot. Beef Bouguignon was … [Continue reading]

The Perfect Bloody Mary


You wake up late, your eyes are blurry and your head feels like you spent the evening prior at Rammstein concert. Getting up your stomach turns in protest. Hazy memories rush in. You recall tequila shots at 2:00am sounding like a good idea at the … [Continue reading]

Zucchini Blossom and Kesong Puti Fritters


This was a really simple but good appetizer I made my friends Dwight and Mylene at when they came to visit last night. Zucchini flowers are widely available right now in the markets and the kesong puti (a Filipino white cheese, similar to … [Continue reading]

11 Steps to Begin Cooking like a Pro


It's time to demystify what happens behind closed doors in great restaurants. Have you ever been inspired by what you ate in a really nice restaurant? Then you try to impress your friends replicating this wonderful dish only to come up flat. Even … [Continue reading]

Easy Bitters Recipe


Bitters is an essential tool in creating balanced and aromatic cocktails. It consists of a high proof base spirit that is aromatized with a number of aromatics. Originally, like many liqueurs, apéritifs and vermouths, it was created for medical … [Continue reading]