Asian and Chinese cuisine have become a huge influence on the way we eat out and order in. Most people enjoy several Asian dishes, and one of the most popular options are the egg and spring rolls. Although they are somewhat similar, there are definitely differences between the two. Most people who know the difference tend to have a preference for one or the other.
Pancetta, sometimes misspelled as panchetta or pancheta, is an Italian cured meat that’s absolutely delicious. Sometimes marked as “Italian bacon,” pancetta is a wonderful addition to salads, sandwiches, and party platters. If you’ve got an easily available local source of pancetta, you can also use it as a soup starter or quick way to flavor just about anything that you’re cooking with a healthy dose of porky goodness.
My family recently decided to let a high school student live with us for the school term. While we expected that we would have a lot of fun and be able to teach her many different things, the truth is that she is teaching us many things too. Her parents own a restaurant in Manilla, and she has been cooking with them as far back as she can remember. She tells us that their specialty is their pochero recipe but we recently discovered that she loves to make whole grain mustard from scratch.
Sometimes, I want a hearty meal, especially when it’s a bit chilly outside, and nothing cools the insides more than a delicious bowl of stew that has an abundance of broth, meat, and savory veggies. When I’m cooking a stew, I like to mix it up a bit, and one of my favorite stews to eat is Filipino pochero, which is a unique stew that seamlessly blends delicious Asian flavors like fish sauce with an old-world stew-style experience.
One of my first experiences with picante sauce was when I ordered a breakfast burrito when my family went out to eat. They provide a small packet of picante sauce with the burritos, which adds a little spice to your meal. I had only had mild salsa before this experience because I tend to go for the milder sauces with my Mexican food.