Courier Cookin’: Galbijjim is an alternate take on braised beef short ribs

In this week’s recipe submitted by staff writer Machu Suh, fellow writer Lucca Camillieri makes Galbijjim, a Korean short rib. Detailed in the video is the process to make the dish and all the ingredients needed!  Ingredients: Stock: 3 pounds meaty beef short ribs  1/2 onion 3 – 4 thin ginger slices (about 1-inch rounds) 5 garlic cloves white parts of 1 bunch scallions Braising Liquid: 1/2 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons sugar (adjust to taste) 2 tablespoons honey 1/4 cup rice vinegar 1/2 medium …

Black Tacos: Where does this delicious dish come from?

African American food throughout history has influenced so many different original meals around the world. However black people who live in America are also influenced by the different meals across the diverse cultures who reside here. In an African American household there are two food staples that often come to mind. Spaghetti and tacos. It’s hard to say when these meals became a regular rotation for dinner black homes but for most it can be traced back to generation x.  Nia August, a student here …

Ratatouille provides a perfect portal to the past

In the midst of the 2020 lockdown, 19 year old journalism major, Samantha Williams, started dedicating her newfound free time at home to cooking. With an excess amount of time and nowhere to go, her mom suggested that they start cooking new recipes together. This ratatouille recipe is one that Williams spent much of her 2020 perfecting. Williams had been interested in learning the recipe for this dish ever since watching the animated Disney movie, Ratatouille, when she was younger. This dish that originally began …

Eggs and hotdogs: Odd but perfect combo

Nostalgia on a plate for Amanda Herrera, first year student at PCC, huevos con salchicha is perfect whether it’s a rainy or a stay-at-home sick day. Huevos con salchicha, which translates from Spanish to English means “eggs and hotdog” channels a strong emotional meaning for Herrera as she connects it to her grandparents’ home every time she takes a bite. After her aunt cooked it for the first time, there was no way of removing this core memory dish from her memory bank or taste …

Chicken paprikash and nokedli bring back childhood memories

In a stylish yet cozy Pasadena apartment, the aroma of paprika wafts through the air while a Men I Trust song quietly plays as 23 year old PCC film student Brandon Arthur House cooks for us a traditional Hungarian meal from his childhood. Chicken paprikash and nokedli was a meal that was taught to him by his Mexican grandmother who had learned the recipe from his late Hungarian grandfather, Arthur.  ”It was one of my least favorite dishes when I was a little kid, but …

Courier Cookin’: Spice up leftovers with kimchi fried rice

A hungry mind can create an appetite for students putting in the time, and energy at school. PCC is a diverse ecosystem of culinary cultural backgrounds, and when hunger hits, there are certain dishes that are the unequivocal comfort food that have one’s unique spin on an otherwise common recipe. The recipe below was submitted by Ken Juan, a biology major and student in HOSP 015 – Industry Culinary Foundations 1 with professor Chef Colleen Nanno, he plans to transfer to UC Davis, with hopes …

How to prepare an ooey gooey 5 cheese mac

As we settle into the holiday season, after what has felt like 10 years wrapped into 1, it’s mind-boggling to imagine cooking delicious full-course meals for family members you don’t want to see every second anymore.  Luckily, this Thanksgiving is only going to consist of me eating a buttload of unhealthy, mouth-watering, creamy, and of course, deliciously baked 5 cheese macaroni and cheese. My family came across this beautiful recipe on Pinterest in 2011 and ever since then we’ve been making it every year.   The …

Save room for sweets, swap pasta for squash

Dessert baking has become very popular during the quarantine, but let’s put the sweets aside and make something tastier and healthier. A beef zucchini lasagna is an easy-to-make deliciously healthy option.  The low-carb, keto-friendly, gluten-free and wheat-free recipe was taken from “The Skinnytaste Cookbook.” Ingredients: 1 lb of lean ground beef ¼ cup of dry white wine 5 medium-size zucchinis  2 cups table cream ¼ cup of parsley   ½ cup of chopped onions  2 garlic cloves, minced  2 cups of cheese (either mozzarella or Monterey …

5 easy steps to master the art of tofu

Tofu can be used in a variety of ways and learning how to use tofu can be a little confusing at first. The best way to start the tofu journey is to customize it to one’s liking. Here are 5 easy steps to begin to master the art of tofu, plus an easy and delicious recipe to try out:    1. Knowing the different types of tofu Tofu comes in different types of textures. The main types found  in grocery stores are soft, medium firm, …

Quarantine comfort cookies TikTok style

As social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic becomes our reality for the unforeseeable future, finding ways to pass time isn’t always simple. Sure, bouncing between Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds isn’t a bad excuse to pass time under the circumstances of being in a global pandemic, but how about switching up media content comfort to kitchen creativity? The world of TikTok food accounts can help with just that, as well as the creation of these peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. TikTok has now become the …