This is a seafood variation of the Duck breast with mushrooms and English peas, and like that recipe, it uses ideas from two previous recipes: Duck breast with lavender and honey, and English peas purée with mint and Bulgarian feta.
As a good Bulgarian I eat tomatoes all summer long, and my husband makes fun of me for never getting tired of the Bulgarian tomato salad (with a twist). This recipe mixes two of the favorite things that Bulgarians combines with feta cheese – tomatoes and watermelon.
This dish is a variation of the the Squid ink pasta with tomato-fennel-saffron sauce and pan fried shrimp. Here, chef Mark Doraszelski and I substituted the shrimp for calamari, and it was a very successful experiment. Ever since I discovered a new source for squid ink, our local fish monger in Noe Valley Billingsgate, I have…
I cooked this dish for my husband’s birthday. It uses ideas from two previous recipes: Duck breast with lavender and honey, and English peas purée with mint and Bulgarian feta.
This is a very quick and easy appetizer that is a great crowd pleaser. The slight difficulty is finding sashimi-grade hamachi (yellow-tail tuna). In San Francisco, my go-to fish monger is Billingsgate.
As I promised in the original risotto post the possibilities are endless. Dungeness crab risotto is fresh, luxurious and indulgent dish. I have to say that I was introduced to Dungeness crab by our dear friend Wendy who has been hosting us for crab night for years. I learned from her that the California Dungeness crab season is during the “r” months: November to April.
This dish is my attempt to reverse engineer a recipe from the La Rosetta restaurant in Rome. Saal and I went there for the first time in 2008 on a recommendation from my friend Luben Dimcheff, and it was one of those meals you remember. We went back with Luben and my parents in September…
This pasta dish is a great celebration of spring
As I promised in the original risotto post the possibilities are endless. The inspiration for this one were two Bulgarian classics – tomato rice (домати с ориз) and leeks rice (праз със ориз)
Banitza (also known as bоrek in Turkish, and tiropita in Greek) is a phyllo dough pastry with eggs, feta cheese and lots of butter. It is one of the few dishes that small kids and adults delight in equally.