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Banana Birthday Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Saturday, January 31, 2009

It’s my friend Monica’s birthday and of course I made a cake. I went through the massive list of recipes I have bookmarked and decided on a banana cake. I made a few changes: I omitted the nuts (Monica doesn’t like nuts), opted for a cream cheese frosting, and threw in some chocolate shavings for […]

Avomergency – Ay Caramba!

Friday, January 30, 2009

In celebration of our new multi-lingual site, we had a little fiesta yesterday at Casa de FoodMayhem. Actually, the real reason was because we bought a bunch of avocados at BJ’s last weekend and they were turning ripe very quickly. We were hoping to make it to the weekend to have some friends […]

Hola! Bonjour! Ciao! 喂!

Friday, January 30, 2009

We’ve realized that over 20% of our readers are outside the United States. And many of our readers struggle through the blog because English is not their first language. So we’ve added a new feature: language translation! Now foreign readers can struggle through our blog in their own language 🙂
We’re using Google’s […]

Grilled Turkish Spiced Meatballs

Thursday, January 29, 2009

We had some lamb leftover in the fridge and Jessica suggested experimenting. Since we also had some pita in the fridge, I went with a Turkish theme. Online I had seen a suggesting to interlace piece of bacon in lamb to get a similar effect to shwarma, seemed like a good enough idea. […]

On Fat

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Lots of people ask us about what’s in our pantry. Well today’s talk is about fat! I believe it was Marcos who said, “You’re not fat, you’re just too short for your weight.” Excellent.
We use many different fats here at FoodMayhem to rock our dishes’ worlds. The selection is quite variable […]

Spinach Pie Rolls

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

When we were in Corfu, Greece we had fabulous Spinach Pie Rolls. I found something similar with a cheese filling in NY, but it wasn’t as good without the spinach. I do love cheese so combining the two, I now have my own version of the Spinach Pie Roll.

Doughnut Plant

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A few nights ago, my brother brought over 10 doughnuts from Doughnut Plant Doughnut Plant. Good heavens! They were so good. Between the 5 of us, we all had different favorites, but I could really eat any and all of them. To be picky (yes, I have to be) the one complaint I have is […]

Sushi Yasuda #27

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sure we’ve been to Sushi Yasuda once or twice before, but it just keeps staying awesome. Last night we had yet another new type of fish: Buri.

It’s a type of yellowtail that has a texture, similar to swordfish, firm and meaty. However, it’s fattier. It was wonderful.
In order to contrast the Buri […]

Payard Pisses Me Off

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Back when I was in culinary school, I was told that celebrity chefs put out cookbooks with recipes that weren’t tested, and sometimes not even written by that big name chef. Hearing that really disappointed me but I had never experience a problem first hand, until now.
A couple of weekends ago, I decided to make […]

Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

Monday, January 26, 2009

It’s not uncommon to find Bacon-Wrapped Scallops on menus. It’s a fairly simple dish, comprised of two ingredients that lots of people love. We made the dish for family and added yet another ingredient that I love — mayo!