Easy Cocoa Brownies with Salt

28. February 2013 Baked Goods + Desserts + Drinks 0
Wow. I’m not the biggest dessert fan, but wow. I saw the photo of this recipe with the rock salt on top and I was immediately tempted to make it. Shauna was coming over with a bottle of wine to catch up, so I thought why not make dinner for the both of us while ...

Green Tea Afternoon Cake

25. February 2013 Baked Goods + Desserts + Drinks 0
This is the non-baker’s version of green tea layer cake. The original recipe called for two extra steps to make frosting, but I didn’t want to buy all those extra ingredients to make this sweeter than I really wanted it to be. I wanted this cake to be more like an afternoon snack–with hot tea–rather ...

Beer-Braised Sichuan Chicken

18. February 2013 Chicken 1
This Henan Chinese recipe was adapted from Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese Food, a Sichuan restaurant that opened in New York City with a lot of promise but, to me, lacking of flavor. I looked forward to the San Francisco-based restaurant opening here, but when I finally made it with my friend Lauren, I was ...

Aska at Kinfolk Studios

13. February 2013 Anglo-Euro, Brooklyn, Wheelchair-Accessible 0
90 Wythe Avenue corner of North 11th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn $120 each for 2 people, without drinks, without tip 718/388.2969 ♥ ♥ I never got the chance to check out the Kinfolk Studio space when it housed the pop-up Frej, but when my friend Josh started working at what is now Aska, I really had ...

Chicken Biryani

29. January 2013 Chicken, Pasta + Noodles + Rice 0
I live across the hall from a Pakistani family I’ve grown to know since I moved in the building 3 years ago. I know the wife stays at home because I always see some piece of furniture keeping their main door open whenever I leave or return home. It’s to keep the smell from staying ...