How To Cozy

Swirl, Swish, Dip, & Dunk: Your Type-A Guide to Shabu Shabu

Swirl, Swish, Dip, & Dunk: Your Type-A Guide to Shabu Shabu

So, I think having scrape the frost off my car every morning for the past week calls for a seriously rewarding, piping hot dinner like shabu shabu… Don’t know it? The word shabu shabu is a Japanese onomatopoeia meaning “swish swish” describing the light swishing sound of the meat […]

Fish and Chips: A Comfort Food Ritual

Fish and Chips: A Comfort Food Ritual

Amble England’s cobblestoned streets, cross centuries-old bridges, and wander through celebrated covered markets. Before you realize it, the morning drizzle has made room for the afternoon sun and history has unravelled before you. More than a postcard photo scene, ancient castles, royal palaces, and red […]

Makings of a Proper Sunday Roast

Makings of a Proper Sunday Roast

There’s something magical about the power of a meal to gather people, and there’s something sacred about the dinner table where some of life’s simplest yet stirring memories are made. In modern times, this regard for the family dinner seems to have gotten lost, first amongst […]

Your Guide to Whiskey: The Cozy Part

Your Guide to Whiskey: The Cozy Part

If you haven’t already, brush up on your Irish Whiskey basics with my previous piece here. Now this is where things get comfy and cozy. Here’s a simple guide on how to appreciate and savor the flavors of Irish, Scottish, and Bourbon whiskey (or “whisky” depending […]

How to Cozy: While You Travel

How to Cozy: While You Travel

No longer a starving college student surviving off of fried rice, Spam, and eggs – I am fortunate enough to satisfy an appetite that doesn’t correlate to my stature and please my curious palette all over the world. Every year I make it a point […]

Cozy Essentials Part 3: Tunes for Dining

Cozy Essentials Part 3: Tunes for Dining

All to often I find myself sipping on an espresso in a thoughtfully designed café. The atmosphere is well-rounded and all of what seems to be empty space, is filled with the sound of a jazz musician improvising a smooth saxophone solo. And then all of a […]

Cozy Essentials Part 2: Lighting

Cozy Essentials Part 2: Lighting

Light – it’s a magical element in so many ways. Before electricity (the discovery of fire even), we had no control of light. We were only able to see when the sun was shining and in the mysterious light of a full moon. But in […]

Cozy Essentials Part 1: Setting the Table

Cozy Essentials Part 1: Setting the Table

In a never ending conquest to be economical and efficient, my parents would do things like tear paper towels in half to be used and save extra plastic utensils from take-out meals. They even decided, that for a period of time we would eat off of […]

The Cozy Factors

The Cozy Factors

So, why the decision to dive into cozy and nostalgic experiences with food? Since I was a child, I absolutely loved to cook. But for the longest time, I never truly asked myself why. I’ve discovered that cooking has always been my way of making someone happy and […]