Big Bad Vlad Burger

Kremlin Menu Watch, Part 5

It’s been almost three years since we last took a look at what Vladimir Putin eats. As usual, news is scarce, the media preferring to focus on unverifiable hacking and other interference rather than hyper-factual, undeniable menu contents. Putin himself has sometimes asked journalists to let him have his meals in private because he loses […]

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Kazakh Channel 31

Big in Kazakhstan

That’s right, Kazakh TV Channel 31 just released a video about yours truly! Somehow, someone there got wind of my blog and thought it would be a great idea to do a segment about an American[-French] guy making Kazakh food in New York, especially if the narrator could take substantial license with the facts. So I […]

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Making Chocolate Babka

Spring 2017 Vacations

Don’t expect any post this week or next — I’m on vacation. I did manage to visit a Serbian restaurant in Paris, so I won’t come home empty-handed. Lately, I’ve also been working on making the perfect chocolate babka, and a few pounds later, having tried some reference recipes from both cookbooks and stores, I think […]

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Foie Gras Pierogi

Foie Gras Pierogi

As winter officially comes to an end, this recipe will take us back a few months, when I found inspiration from two separate experiences. First, while vacationing in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, I had dinner at sEb L’artisan culinaire, a restaurant that serves local, seasonal products, telling “an epic tale in which meat from our local farms, […]

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