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Creating the Perfect Cheese Party

A few weeks ago I received word that I was selected to host my very own Cheese party through the company Cheeselandia! After submitting an application telling them I live, breath and die for cheese, they found both me desperate and obsessed enough to pick me as a cheese host to showcase their newest cheeses. FIVE cheeses I may add…. and since this party is meant to be shared with your closest cheese-loving friends, they sent me a whopping 1.25 pound block of cheese for EACH of those 5 cheeses….so for those of you that aren’t great at math, I received over 6 pounds of cheese to my door, for FREE, in exchange for me posting a few photos of the party on Instagram. This may be the best chef win of my life. Seeing this massive cheese delivery as an opportunity to not only indulge in my favorite foods ...

Spicy Chicken Bibimbap

One of the greatest things about having friends from different countries is learning their native food the way their grandparents taught them to make it. One of my friends, Stacey is from Seoul, Korea, and cooks the best Korean food I’ve ever had. She first got me obsessed with her cooking through her Korean Fried Chicken, which I attempted to recreate here. Then I got to taste her slow cooked Korean Short Ribs (I died and went to meat heaven), and most recently, she gave me my first bowl of Beef Bibimbap (complete with homemade Bulgogi Sauce and Homemade Korean Hot Sauce). I not only got to watch her prepare the Bibimbap elements (incredibly impressed with her knife skills), but was then given a full tutorial on how to create/build the bibimbap bowl with said elements and then how to mix it all together for consumption. Needless to say, I ...

Yellowfin Tuna Poke Bowls

Let me preface this blog post by saying, this was the first time I ever indulged in a Poke Bowl. When we lived in NYC, Poke Bowls were just starting to become a fad, and a Poke place even opened right next to our apartment, but I had never actually tried one prior to making one last night. So what is Poke? Poke is diced raw fish served either as an appetizer or as a main course and is one of the main dishes of Native Hawaiian cuisine. Poke means “to slice or cut” hence the way the bowl looks with sliced or cubed fruits, veggies and protein. I was instantly attracted to the Poke Bowl because I think they just look sexy AF. The colors, the fresh fish, the ability to mix and match ingredients, and the fact that it can incorporate Japanese flavors all led to my desire ...

Spicy Miso Shrimp Tempura

My favorite Japanese restaurant in New York City is Morimoto – owned by the famous Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto. Located on the edge of the Meatpacking District, Morimoto has the most incredibly fresh sushi, awesome Saki selection, and the most delicious appetizers that immediately get you ready for an incredible meal. The first thing on the menu that my husband and I immediately order the second we sit down is the Crispy Rock Shrimp Tempura. This is served two ways: one side in a spicy gochujang sauce and the other in a wasabi aioli. My husband prefers the Wasabi Aioli while I prefer the Spicy Gochujang sauce….we’re just a match made in fried shrimp heaven. I have been looking all over for Rock Shrimp to buy down by us in Princeton, NJ and haven’t been able to find any (sad). Rock Shrimp unlike regular shrimp have a super hard shell, ...

Sara Bojarski, Founder & Chef