I Had Some Popcorn: Warcraft

Y’all, I was scared walking into this movie. I don’t mind telling you. I was scared because it’s a property I love (go figure, I have a cooking blog called Cooking with Murloc), it’s an origin story for an incredibly lore-rich game (20 years, 4 games with expansions, 20+ books, and comics), a director that…

Vision-ary Cooking: Chicken Paprikash

If you didn’t get that pun, then you need to go see Captain America: Civil War (like seriously, close this tab and hie thee down to your megaplex).

Dueling ‘Que: Kreuz vs Smitty’s

This past Tuesday the Murlocs who dine made the trip to Lockhart, Texas. There are so many great barbecue joints in central Texas and it makes an excellent excuse for a Sunday drive. And Lockhart is officially recognized by the State of Texas – in a House Resolution no less – as the “Barbecue Capital…

Road Food: Wawa

Because the food isn’t always the destination. One of the big puzzlements in my life (okay, not big but certainly reoccurring with frequency) is why so much of on-the-go food is made up of greasy gut-bombs. It seems to me the very last time you want to risk an emergency bio break would be in…

Thai One On: Red Thai Curry Pork

I think it’s pretty much required when you have a cooking blog that you refer to a Thai recipe with that “Thai one on” pun at some point. I’m just getting out in front of that early. But really, the only thing Thai about this recipe is the Thai Kitchen branded red curry paste. So…

Wood you? I wood: Teak Neighborhood Grill

Whew! I am terribly behind in my reviews. Time to catch up a bit with a look back to our time in Orlando. Now, in my review of Beth’s Burger Bar I mentioned that there were two kinds of burger: the kind that’s a good burger, celebrating the greasy meat and squishy bun, and then…

Romancing the Mineral

So a few posts back I indulged in a little reminiscing about the things I have in my kitchen that remind me of other people. I brought up my salt cellar and promised that it would get its own post. This is as good a time as any.

The Cure for Cured Meat: Dried Apricot Mostarda

If you are fond of fancy charcuterie plates (and short of being vegetarian, why wouldn’t you be?) then you may recognize this particular condiment. Mostarda is a spicy fruit preserve from Northern Italy that is traditionally served with boiled meats. It quite easily makes the side step into improving meat and cheese plates. It’s a…

I Had Some Popcorn: Captain America: Civil War

I walked out of this movie only able to utter the word “Awesome!” and make sound effects. So if that’s not a ringing endorsement I don’t know what is.   There are so many places the story could have gone wrong/ cheesy/ stupid – as seen by Batman vs. Superman. There are actual stakes to…

Beth’s Burger Bar: 1 Girl can Beat 5 Guys

One of the unpleasant parts of travel is when you get to your destination late at night and there’s no place to get something decent to eat before you collapse into your hotel bed. So I was incredibly happy that my fellow Murloc who Dines had done some legwork and found a burger joint. Beth’s…