Lu Rou Fan, Taiwanese Braised Pork Belly

01. March 2016 Pork 0
I was craving a comforting pork belly dish over the weekend but didn’t want to do a repeat of one of my favorite Japanese dishes, Buta No Kakuni. So I turned to the Taiwanese style mostly because my friend Kevin was posting vacation photos on his Instagram account from Taipei. Don’t be intimidated by all ...

Stewed Cranberry Beans with Bacon

01. November 2014 Pork, Vegetables + Salads 0
Miriam and I drove up to the Catskills for her bachelorette party two weekends ago. Yep, a bachelorette party with just the two of us. I’ve known her for the last 12 years and even though we’re always miles away from each other, we just always pick up where we left off the next time ...

Sausage and Cod Stew with Garbanzos

30. September 2013 Fish, Pork 0
People who love to drink while cooking will tell you to cook with the wine you’re drinking. I don’t have a problem with that idea except that I’m usually drinking a really good and expensive bottle to be cooking it. There isn’t a dish good enough that deserves cooked Barolo wine, or in this case, ...

Pork Pozole

15. January 2013 Pork, Soups, Stocks + Sauces 0
To the people of Mesoamerica, corn was a very sacred plant and this pre-Columbian Mexican soup was only consumed during special occasions. Ancient Mexicans believed that the combination of corn and meat was a religious communion of their sacred plant and humans: prisoners were killed in religious sacrifices and served as meat for the whole ...