My Personal Cookbook

The biggest benefit that comes with a personal food blog is the ability to use it as my own personal cookbook.  It serves as an electronic binder, where I can add all of the recipes that I make as part of my culinary adventures.  I can also organize those recipes by course and principal ingredient. This is exactly what I have done on this page.  I have provided the links to every recipe that I have posted on Chef Bolek, all of which are organized on this page by course, dish or beverage.

There are two types of recipes on Chef Bolek.  The first type are my own personal creations.  Many of these recipes are one-off creations, meaning that I have made the recipe once and then wrote the post.  Some recipes have been tried a couple of times before I wrote the post.  Regardless, my personal creations, which I have dubbed Chef Bolek Originals, are made without relying upon any other recipe or cookbook.  You can tell which recipes are my own personal creations because those recipes are followed by (CB).

The second type of recipes are those that I have found in cookbooks or on the Internet during my spare time.  The recipes may also be family recipes.  I make sure that I include the attribution for the recipe in the blog post, usually with the recipe itself.  Sometimes, the recipes are an amalgamation of multiple recipes, with no recipe being the principal one that I followed.   In that case, I probably did not cite any particular recipe or the source of the recipe is self-evident from the blog post.

Finally, a cookbook does not contain every recipe by the cook or chef.  This page contains the most popular recipes, along with the most recent recipes and some of my personal favorites.  If you want to see all of the recipes that have been posted on this blog, you can check out the Recipe Index.   I hope you enjoy these dishes as much as I did creating and/or making them. 

APPETIZERS/SMALL PLATES:
Domatokeftedes (Tomato Fritters)
     (Chicken Heart and Liver with Balsamic Vinegar)  (CB)
Insalata Caprese (Caprese Salad)

SOUPS AND STEWS:

SALADS:
Insalata dell'Aragosta (Sardinian Lobster Salad)
Salad e-Shirazi (Tomato Cucumber Salad)

PASTAS:
     (Angel Hair Pasta with Lemon and Crab)

RISOTTOS AND PAELLA:
     (Pork Risotto with Mushrooms) (CB)
Risotto dell'Aragosto con Zafferano (Saffron Lobster Risotto) (CB)

MAIN DISHES (BEEF, BISON, ELK, VENISON):
Lomo de Res (Cuban Style Ribeye Steak)
Lone Star Ribeye
Sha Momos (Tibetan Meat Dumplings)
Smoked Ribeye Roast

MAIN DISHES (CHICKEN, DUCK, TURKEY):
Acme's New Mexican Rub for "Roadrunner" (Chicken) (CB)
Doro Wat (Spicy Chicken in a Red Chile Sauce)
Kebab-e Jojeh (Chicken Kebab)
Pollo alla Birra (Roast Chicken with Beer)
Pollo a las Brasas con Cebollitas (Mexican Roadside Chicken
     with Green Onions)

MAIN DISHES (PORK):
     (Savage Boleks' BBQ 2011)
Veprova Pecene (Roasted Pork) 

MAIN DISHES (LAMB):
Cordero Asado con Patatas (Roast Rack of Lamb with Potatoes)
Cuore di Agnello Brasato al Chianti (Lamb Heart Braised in Chianti)
Gigot d'Agneau a la Bretonne (Roast Leg of Lamb with
      White Beans)
Grilled Leg of Lamb
Hushuur (Fried Meat Dumplings)
Karahi Gosht
Kebab-e Chenjeh (Lamb Kebab)
Pistachio and Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb with
      Roasted Asparagus and Rosemary Potatoes
Tsebhi Sega (Minced Lamb Stew)
Uighur Lamb Kebabs

MAIN DISHES (VEGETARIAN):
Chana Masala (Chickpea Curry)
Daal Saag (Split Lentil Curry)
Diri Kole ak Pwa (Rice and Beans)
D'Nish Zigni (Fiery Potato Stew)
Emadatshi (Cheese and Chiles over Rice)
      and Chipotle Fries

MAIN DISHES (FISH):
Brodetto alla Pescarese (Pescarese Fish Stew) (CB)
Brodetto dei Pescatori di Abruzzo (Abruzzese Fishermen Stew) (CB)
Cacciucco (Livornese Seafood Stew)
Cuscusu (Sicilian Couscous with Fish)
Malabar Fish Fry
Masaledar Macchi (Spicy Grilled Fish)
Moqueca Baiana (Bahian Seafood Stew)
Pesce e Patate al Forno (Oven Roasted Fish and Potatoes) (CB)
Pike's Place Salmon Burgers
Psari Spetsiotiko (Fish Baked with Tomato and Breadcrumbs)

MAIN DISHES (LOBSTER AND CRAB):

MAIN DISHES (SHRIMP, SQUID AND SHELLFISH):
     (Baby Squid with Caramelized Onions)
Vieiras con Albariño (Scallops with Albariño Wine)

SIDE DISHES:
Congri (Cuban Red Beans and Rice) 
Houskove Knedlicky (Bread Dumplings)
DESSERTS:

BEVERAGES:
Cuaker (Pineapple Oat Drink) 
Doogh (Mint Yogurt Drink) 
Ginger Beer
Po Cha (Tibetan Butter Tea)
Sinh To Bo (Avocado Smoothie)
Suutei Tsai (Milk Tea) 
Tej (Ethiopian Honey Wine) 
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