Katsudon (Pork Cutlet Rice Bowl)
Katsudon (Pork Cutlet Rice Bowl)
I’m often asked to make elaborate meals for my clients and as a chef, I enjoy the challenge. Whether it’s an intricately plated stack of food dotted...
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...
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Kani Salad

Kani Salad

After receiving about a dozen requests for my version of Kani Salad over the years, I figured it’s high time I figure out what the hype is all about. Yep, that’s right, until I started getting requests for it, I’d never heard of this dish, much less tasted it. If you ask for a “kani…

Chicken Parmesan Nuggets

Chicken Parmesan Nuggets

I was recently asked for suggestions on a fingers food to make for a party with kids. Looking through my archives, a lot of what I found was more grown-up oriented, and kid-friendly dishes like my chicken parmesan and orange chicken work better for a sit-down affair. I’d turned my orange chicken into bite-size orange…

Vegetable Lasagna

Vegetable Lasagna

When I hear the word “lasagna” my mind fills with images of a sumptuous pasta that comforts the soul with tender noodles and a robust sauce loaded with lip-smacking umami. Sadly, most veggie lasagnas fall woefully short of these expectations. Not this one. Filled with roasted vegetables, a balanced tomato sauce and a rich, cheesy…

Raspberry Coulis

Raspberry Coulis

Raspberry coulis is the red sauce that pastry chefs often use to decorate your dessert plate with swirls. While it borders on overuse in restaurants, I don’t know why it hasn’t caught on more as a home condiment. I mean think about it… it’s like the fruity cousin of ketchup that turns ordinary sweets into…

Vegan Spinach Dip

Vegan Spinach Dip

I’d be a liar and you’d never believe a thing I said if I told you that this vegan spinach dip tastes exactly like the full fat, full cheese, full mayo version. But I’d be an equally big fibber if I neglected to convey just how ridiculously good this spinach dip is. To help you…

Corn with Bacon Vinaigrette

Corn with Bacon Vinaigrette

What happens when you take two of my favorite foods and season them with one of my favorite herbs? You get this marvelous warm corn salad that may just be my new go-to way of having corn! Creamy, smokey and brimming with umami, and yet crisp, fresh and balanced. Head over to PBS Food this…

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Wallpaper Wednesday: Gyeongbuk Gong in Fall, Seoul

Wallpaper Wednesday: Gyeongbuk Gong in Fall, Seoul

Autumn leaves at Gyeongbok Palace, Seoul, South Korea. Download wallpaper (2560×1714)

Wallpaper Wednesday: Night Cruise, Singapore

Wallpaper Wednesday: Night Cruise, Singapore

Cruise Ship at night from VivoCity, Singapore. Download wallpaper (2560×1704)

Wallpaper Wednesday: Shaanxi Road, Shanghai

Wallpaper Wednesday: Shaanxi Road, Shanghai

Lights passing by driving down Shaanxi Road, French Concession, Shanghai, China. Download wallpaper (2560×1704)

Wallpaper Wednesday: Santa Maria de Montserrat, Spain

Wallpaper Wednesday: Santa Maria de Montserrat, Spain

Prayer candles at Santa Maria de Montserrat, Spain. Download wallpaper (2560×1704)

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