Finding My Roots Through the Cuisine of Macau

At a recent charity event, I bid on a set of cookbooks which included one called Fat Rice, featuring the cuisine of Macau (Fat Rice is also the name of a Chicago restaurant featuring food from the area).  As my… Continue Reading

Recipe: Apple and Tomato ‘Gazpacho Sauce’

I just realized that I have NOT posted a recipe on DelectablyChic! in ages.  So why not do one now?  I’ve been experimenting with food again recently, and decided to make a soup which can double as a sauce when… Continue Reading

Happy Fifth Birthday, DelectablyChic!

DelectablyChic! Anniversary, five years, DelectablyChic, Cynthia Cheng Mintz

Today is my birthday.  Incidently, it is also DelectablyChic!‘s birthday.  Five years ago today, the two year old Prospere Magazine became DelectablyChic!.  Though there were a couple of posts which went live before September 1, 2010, the first “official” post… Continue Reading

Quark and Greek Yogurt Cheesecake with Raspberries

I was looking for an interesting dessert to serve over the holiday weekend and found a quark and yogurt cheesecake (quark is a soft, spreadable cheese with a texture that is a bit lighter than tubbed cream cheese, but not… Continue Reading

Chopped Canada Season 2, Episode 13: Licorice Donut Cake Pops

I think this is only my second post using the dessert basket!  The remaining two contestants were to make a dessert using sprinkle donuts, pomelo, peanuts and licorice babies (licorice bits).  I had first thought of making some sort of… Continue Reading

Chopped Canada Season Two, Episode 5: To the Sea and Beavertail Pastries

The fifth episode has the most challenging mystery ingredients to date, all picked by viewers through social media.  From prairie oysters to blueberry compote to Peking duck and gefilte fish (no, not all in the same basket), it was definitely…different. … Continue Reading