Soba Noodles with Miso-Pickled Ginger Dressing

14. January 2014 Pasta + Noodles + Rice 0
For the pickled ginger in this recipe, you can buy the pre-packaged ones from your Asian market–it’s the kind you eat with your sushi–or easily make your own if you have a few extra hours to marinate. I’ve included that recipe below just in case. When assembling the dish, I tossed all the vegetables with ...

Baked Brie with Apple Compote

19. December 2013 Baked Goods + Desserts + Drinks 0
When I first tasted this dessert at my friend Rey’s house, I immediately had to have the recipe. I was surprised that it came from Williams-Sonoma but I guess that makes sense because they have to pair the wares they sell with the foods you can cook with them. (It’s not really a store I ...

Chicken Liver Mousse

11. December 2013 Sandwiches and Snacks 0
It’s the holiday season and you have been invited to a few potluck parties. What to bring? May I suggest homemade chicken liver mousse that’s sure to satisfy your friends who hover over the appetizers table and at the same time impress the adventurous eaters? Look, a lot of people will bring a wheel of ...

Homemade Ramen Noodle Soup

21. November 2013 Soups, Stocks + Sauces 0
I took a lot of liberties with this ramen broth recipe and took bits and pieces from both the Momofuku cookbook and the very detail-oriented Serious Eats blog entry. I combined both and made them work according to my schedule, so bear with me as you read through my narrative and the version of steps ...

Bo Luc Lac, Vietnamese Shaking Beef

04. November 2013 Beef 0
I picked this Vietnamese recipe because of its name. Luc Lac means the “shaking” of the beef, or really, the tossing of the meat in a hot wok after a quick sear. I wanted a flavorful beef dish without putting too much effort in cooking. The original recipe asked for filet mignon, but I downgraded ...