Avocado Lox Summer Rolls
Avocado Lox Summer Rolls
One of my favorite ways to come up with new dishes is to take flavors from one cuisine and use them in a dish from another. These summer rolls wrapped in rice p...
Gemelli with Gorgonzola Grapes and Pancetta
Gemelli with Gorgonzola Grapes and Pancetta
I’ve probably said this before, but for me, contrasts are what make life exciting. Whether it’s diving into an ice bath after coming out of a sauna,...
Kimchi Pork Belly Tacos
Kimchi Pork Belly Tacos
We all know that kimchi and pork belly are a match made in heaven, but pork belly is one of those cuts of meat that usually benefits from a nice long braise. By...
Tsukune
Tsukune
In most parts of the world, chicken consists of either dark meat or light, but in Japan each bird is dissected into dozens of unique cuts, each with a unique te...
Mojo Verde Chicken
Mojo Verde Chicken
This simple grilled chicken comes together in a matter of minutes and the secret to its fantastic flavor is the marinade/sauce. The spicy Mojo Verde is redolent...
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Avocado Lox Summer Rolls

Avocado Lox Summer Rolls

One of my favorite ways to come up with new dishes is to take flavors from one cuisine and use them in a dish from another. These summer rolls wrapped in rice paper would be distinctly vietnamese were it not for the lox, dill, parsley, and avocado inside. With a honey mustard caraway sauce for…

Gemelli with Gorgonzola Grapes and Pancetta

Gemelli with Gorgonzola Grapes and Pancetta

I’ve probably said this before, but for me, contrasts are what make life exciting. Whether it’s diving into an ice bath after coming out of a sauna, or an eclectic gathering of people, I feel most alive at the convergence of extremes. This is especially true with food. A few bites of a cheesy pasta…

Kimchi Pork Belly Tacos

Kimchi Pork Belly Tacos

We all know that kimchi and pork belly are a match made in heaven, but pork belly is one of those cuts of meat that usually benefits from a nice long braise. By slicing the meat thinly though, these kimchi and pork belly tacos can be put together in about 10 minutes! Head to PBS…

Tsukune

Tsukune

In most parts of the world, chicken consists of either dark meat or light, but in Japan each bird is dissected into dozens of unique cuts, each with a unique texture, appearance and flavor. Yakitori, or “grilled chicken” restaurants are where this is most evident, with an often pages long menu of chicken parts running…

Mojo Verde Chicken

Mojo Verde Chicken

This simple grilled chicken comes together in a matter of minutes and the secret to its fantastic flavor is the marinade/sauce. The spicy Mojo Verde is redolent of garlic, lime and cilantro and comes together in a matter of seconds in the blender. The best part is that it not only works as a marinade,…

Gochujang Braised Pork Belly

Gochujang Braised Pork Belly

I know… the middle of summer isn’t really the season to be braising pork belly, but forgetting the soaring temperatures for a moment, this was so good I couldn’t wait until the cooler months to share this with you. I mean look at that photo, and tell me you’re not tempted to get your Dutch…

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Working From My Happy Place

Working From My Happy Place

I was recently given a HP Stream 8 with Intel Inside®, along with an opportunity to work from my happy place. I accepted the challenge and used the chance to escape the orderly chaos of Tokyo, temporarily relocating my office to a secluded stretch of beach just outside Kailua on the Hawaiian island of Oahu….

noma Japan

noma Japan

Those of you who have been reading this blog for long know that I don’t do many restaurant reviews. But it’s not everyday that I get a chance to eat at the Best Restaurant In The World, with food prepared at the hands of one of the most influential people in the world. So here’s…

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The House in Hong Kong

The House in Hong Kong

Walking through the doors of The Upper House, life slows down a beat or two. The minuscule lobby is more like a decompression chamber to shed a little energy before taking a serene ride up an escalator designed to mimic a row of torrii gates. There is no front desk in the traditional sense because…

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