Bánh Mì Chay (Vietnamese Vegetarian Meatball Sandwich)

Traditional bánh mì can be made with or without meat, and as I’ve seen in many restaurants and online recipes, tofu is a go-to filling. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love my tofu in soup, sandwiches, whatever. But sometimes a vegetarian needs a break, you know? I’m sick of it. So I went with…

Garlic Dill Pickles (Canning 101)

Before now, the process of canning was this big, looming mystery that I wanted to learn but was too scared to try. My aunt Nancy and I had this very overdue pickling date (for more than a year, actually) and it finally happened this past week. I’m a huge fan of basically all things pickled—cucumber,…

Deep Fried Pickles with Old-Style Mustard and Oregano Dip

Deep fried pickles are like a cult classic in culinary terms. Imagine a movie that someone suggests to you, and you’re like “It looks weird, I don’t know…” but then you watch it and it’s fantastic. That is what happens with deep fried pickles every time. Most people think pickles should be eaten raw because…