Wait, what? Ramen is DEAD? I was just getting used to it being my FAVORITE FOOD EVER … at least for right now. Last week I was pleased and excited to see that Lucky Peach (THE food bible) recently launched a website (luckypeach.com – convenient, no?). Well let me back up a moment – first I …

Thai Coconut-Braised Lamb Shanks

I wanted to arrive at Lantern a bit earlier than my “date” (fellow blogger buddy and cooking instructor Stacey of CookEatLife), in part to settle my nerves with a gloriously naughty cocktail in their exotic little lounge hidden in the back, but mostly to sit and bask in a food location long on my bucket-list without …

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas featuring Negra Modelo

From time to time, it becomes necessary for me to send out eviction notices to large hunks of meat taking up prime real estate in my freezer. This generally happens when I’m in the mood to make dumplings  and ramen broth (any time-consuming food process should be done in large quantities in my opinion), but especially …

Feeding Friends, and a Potential New Adventure

When I think about what makes me the happiest, hands down it’s when someone is enjoying a meal I cooked for them. The best meals are admittedly enjoyed with friends and family, but I’ll cook for anyone who is  brave enough to pull up a chair at the table … or anyone who has no …

Mission Street Food’s Pork Belly

  It has taken some time, lots of trial and error, but I think I’ve settled onto a “favorite” pork belly recipe and it comes to me (and now to you) by way of the Mission Street Food cookbook. For the unfamiliar, Mission Street Food was started in the Mission district of San Francisco by …

Hot Joy! Crab-Fat Caramel Wings

  I recently admitted publicly (via social channels) that the one thing I like about football season is guilt-free chicken-wing consumption. It’s all in the name of research, see? It’s the one time of year I feel truly competitive – something I’m not normally which is why I was always the last one picked on …

Spicy Pork Sausage and Rice Cakes – A Momofuku “Classic”

David Chang has this way of taking classic Asian dishes, good on their own merit for centuries now, and amplifying them. And yet he’s also perfectly content to enjoy these classic dishes in their original environments (sans cool/modern vibe). In the most recent Lucky Peach “Seashore” issue, he recommends two relatively “humble” go-to spots in Las Vegas, one of …

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