Egyptian Okra Stew with Ground Beef Recipe (Bamia Bil Lahma)

Okra stew (or bamia) is a household dish for most Egyptians. The preparations vary depending on who is making it and what is on hand, but the general idea is often similar. In this case, the okra stands out as the highlight accentuated by seasoning and made heartier with meat. The dish can easily accommodate... Continue Reading →

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Sweet and Savory Meatloaf with Caramelized Onions

Meatloaf is one of those dishes most Americans grew up eating at some point or another whether at home, school lunches, or the occasional restaurant. Like any dish that's so widespread, meatloaf comes in a variety of shapes, textures, flavors, and even cooking methods. It's easily a comfort food in my book. Not all meatloaves are... Continue Reading →

Oberlin Restaurant Review – Providence, RI

From the kitchen of Chef Benjamin Sukle, the two-time James Beard Award Finalist for Best Chef: Northeast and the people of the nationally renowned Birch came Oberlin Restaurant. The idea behind the second restaurant opening in 2016 centered on making even more versatile use of local ingredients provided by local purveyors in a casual setting.... Continue Reading →

Chengdu Taste – Pawtucket, RI – Authentic Szechuan Restaurant Review

At first glance Chengdu Taste might seem like just another Chinese-American restaurant. The big difference is that Chengdu Taste features authentic Szechuan cuisine in addition to Chinese-American favorites. Many of the menu items showcase familiar Chinese-American fare like crab rangoons and General Tso's  chicken. However, the restaurant really shines when serving its authentic Szechuan cuisine.... Continue Reading →

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