I Made Blood Sausage Using My Own Blood
While the bag slowly filled up with half a liter of my blood, I stared into the distance. What would my mom think if she saw me sitting in my living room like this?
I Gained 20 Pounds Visiting My Wife's Polish Relatives
When I visited my wife's family in Poland for the first time, I wasn't prepared for the culinary realities of the Eastern European nation. I should have studied more so I could have politely demurred from gluttony. That, or brought along larger pants.
How to Drink Vodka Like the Polish
How is it that Polish people are seemingly able to drink liters of vodka in a single sitting, and yet it never comes back to bite them in the ass the next morning? In a word: experience.
Eating Blood Shouldn't Curdle Yours
Eating blood leads to collective gasps of horror. But why? Is the process too confrontational? Is the intense flavor too much for the average tastebuds to handle? Cooking with it is making a comeback in the kitchen—or at least on the dessert plate.
Tolosa Black Beans with Chilies, Morcilla, and Cabbage Recipe
Beans really are the magical fruit (or legume, really) in this simple but delicious recipe from Roberto Ruiz, head chef of El Fronton in Tolosa.