English in Use: Tea time!

To know your tea, you first need to know your teapot! So here we go…

Pineapple and chicken dish: a quick recipe

Here is my quick recipe for a delicious pineapple and chicken dish: First, you heat and color sliced onions in a little oil in a pan. Then you add the chicken cut in dices. You can add some lardons, just… Continue reading →

To measure or not to measure, that is the question

As I said recently in a comment, I almost never measure when I cook, and just go by the feel, smelling and tasting along the way. I simply throw in whatever I happen to have around in whatever amount that… Continue reading →

Cooking Idioms

I have found some idioms on the net which all are related to cooking, and I want to share them here: be/put on the back burner Which means when something is temporarily not being dealt with. To memorize it, imagine… Continue reading →

How to clean a burnt pan with no effort

Now don’t tell me you have never burnt a pan, you know… like that day when you were buried in the sofa watching a TV show… and then you suddenly felt a burning smell, turned your head and saw smoke… Continue reading →

Bye summer!

A few days ago, summer came to an end. It’s time to jot down some nice, original and EASY recipes that I often ate during this summer. First, a salad made with rice, peaches, watermelon, melon, Swiss dried beef and… Continue reading →

How deep is your love?

How deep is your love for the sport ? I hope it is deep because when you listen to the radio, it is difficult to know what is happening in the world. Of course, there is football, but the “tour de… Continue reading →


This is a simple yet incredibly delicious Iranian dish that will have you licking your fingers. The video below shows the steps…

How to pan-sear the perfect steak

No, you don’t need a grill to cook great steak. This video shows you how to pan-sear the perfect steak in your kitchen, in a cast-iron pan preferably…

An American Thanksgiving with an Iranian Touch

If Persian rice is an art, then chef Najmieh Batmanglij, is its Pablo Picasso. Here is her Persian Jeweled Rice for an American Thanksgiving…

At kourosh’s place (after eating breaded cauliflower)

This is my friend Kourosh. He looks a bit sleepy, doesn’t he? That’s perhaps because he has eaten too much breaded cauliflower, dolma and… Language Note breaded ​covered in ​breadcrumbs before being ​cooked I love breaded mushrooms but I don’t like… Continue reading →

Eating cauliflower

I enjoyed eating some cauliflower with the owner of this site. I can’t show you any pictures because we ate everything. There is nothing left. They were so delicious!

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