Global Grub's Blog: Adventures in Cooking

  • Food in Hawaii (Oahu) You’ve Got to Try – Top 8

    musubi hawaii food

    Hawaii is a cultural melting pot with the cuisine to prove it. Hawaiian culinary culture started with foods that Polynesians packed into their canoes (pigs, taro roots, etc) and harvested from the sea (fish, etc.). As pineapple and sugarcane plantations grew, so did the demand for labor. With the arrival of field workers from China, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Portugal and Puerto Rico, the cuisine especially evolved. Today...

  • How to Throw a Simple Tamale Party

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    For many Mexican families, a tamalada (the Spanish word for “tamale party”) is synonymous with the holidays. Multiple generations gather around the kitchen to make a ridiculous amount of tamales, oftentimes in the hundreds. The tamales are shared and enjoyed with family and friends throughout the season, sometimes given as a gift (I accept!). Traditional rituals include the Grandma’s prayer to the tamales,Spanish guitar music...

  • Tamale Kit Comeback (and filling ideas!)


    red chile tamale

    My love of tamales prompted me to create the DIY Tamale Kit when Global Grub launched back in 2012. I know I might be a little biased but I still think it’s one of the coolest kits… I mean, how many people can say they’ve made their own tamales from scratch!? I was so bummed when I had to discontinue the DIY Tamale Kit in 2014, but it didn’t make sense to keep it “on the menu,” mainly because of some production issues with those pesky little cornhusks...

  • The Jerk Kit is Baaack (and special offer)

    Jerk Kit Returns

    Summer is flying by, but there's still plenty of time to fire up the grill. So, I'm happy to report that Global Grub is up and running at our new facility in NorCal, and our delicious DIY Jerk Kit is back in stock! Since you’ve been so patient, I have a special offer for my loyal Jerk Fans. Plus check on the top reasons to cook up some Jerk Chicken at your next BBQ...

  • How to break your cooking routine/rut

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    We’ve all been there. Your 5-7 go-to recipes are on rotation and they’re getting real boring! But they’re tried-and-true. I get it. I can be a victim to the dreaded rut too, especially when life is extra hectic (have I mentioned I recently sold my house? Moving is the worst!). However, I’m here to remind us all that there’s too many wonderful foods in this world to be cooking the same ol’ things.

    Here are 7 easy ways to mix things up:

    1. Easy Goal: Make it your goal to cook at least one new recipe per week. It’s a doable goal.
    2. Seasonality: Let the season guide you! Head to the... 
  • How to keep your grilling game strong and unique!

    Labor Day might have come and gone already (seriously, where does time go!?), but thankfully there’s still plenty of time to fire up the grill. Now, don't get me wrong, I like a good grilled steak and veggies, but with endless grilling possibilities, be sure to mix things up... don’t be a victim to the dreaded “cooking rut!” Here are 7 of my favorite not-your-ordinary-BBQ recipes...