The Unmanly Chef

I am a Maryland food blogger. I am an Iranian-American who loves to write and cook. Cooking has helped shape who I am and I love to cook for others.

Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

Spaghetti Squash & Meatballs Spaghetti Squash has become very popular in the past few years. It’s been used to replace pasta or noodles in many dishes. In my opinion, it’s not a replacement ....more

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Brussels Sprouts, the mere mention of it conjures up images of kids everywhere making a face. But recently, brussels sprouts are making a resurgence. People are frying them, cooking them with bacon, dousing them with butter ....more

The Unmanly Chef’s Guide to Persian Food

The Unmanly Chef’s Guide to Persian Food The final part in the History Of Persian Food series has arrived! And what better way to wrap this series up with a guide to Persian Food. You can use this guide as a primer to guide you through the basics of Persian cuisine ....more

Saffron Chicken Wings

Saffron Chicken Wings Chicken wings are synonymous with football. The “Buffalo Wing” as we know it, was invented in the late 1960’s, according to legend a mother had to make a late night snack for her son and his college friends. She had some frozen wings in her freezer, she thought deep frying them and […] The post Saffron Chicken Wings appeared first on The Unmanly Chef ....more

Product Review: The Gluten Free Bar, Peanut Butter

My Product Review for the Gluten Free Bar, Peanut Butter Flavor The Look:...more

Product Review: Lara Bar Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

My Product Review of the Lara Bar, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Flavor The Look: A medium sized bar with a cream color and tiny flecks of chocolate chips. The Taste: It may be the best one yet, it has great flavor consistency with no strong date flavor. Overall: It tastes like a cookie! ...more

New York Strip Steak

New York Strip Steak Is there anything better than a steak? Some like to grill their steak, but I think the best way to cook a steak is on a cast iron pan. You can build so many more complex flavors on a stove top rather than on a grill ....more

Kitchen Playlist Series 1-21-15

The Kitchen Playlist is back! This week I’ve dug up some of my indie favorites from the past few years that you might not know about. And if you do know about them…well… you win the indie rock prize of trumping me and I applaud you ....more

National Granola Bar Day: Michele’s New Granola Bars

It’s National Granola Bar Day! Yes that’s actually a thing! One of my dreams has recently come true ....more

History of Food in Iran: Part Two

The History of Food in Iran: Part Two The History of Food in Iran series is back. Now for “The History of Food in Iran: Part Two”,...more