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Bun Cha

I love coming back from travels and replicating something I ate on my trip at home.  Its a great way to remember your trip.  Going to the place where the dish is from, and eating it in it’s origin, allows you to know how it should taste, and gives you an idea about the terroir. 489 more words


Cooking class in Penang - 19 January 2019

Our wonderful millennial guests from United Kingdom enjoying a fun time with our host, Victor Khoo, visiting his local wet market and buying the ingredients for the class. 117 more words


Mexican Night

Our family had its third dinner themed night of the year, and we fully enjoyed Mexican night.

I was the master chef for the feast that featured Steamed Tamales, Mini Chicken Tacos, Chips with Queso Dip and Cheese Quesadillas. 173 more words

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No-Knead Artisan Bread

The day I learned to make this no-knead artisan bread, everything changed for me. Suddenly it was perfectly legitimate to spend a Saturday morning waiting anxiously for a perfect round boule to cool before splitting it in half and spending an hour in the library slathering it with endless combinations of butter, jam, and honey, looking out the window and reading and talking. 645 more words


From scratch: Spaghetti and meatballs

Full disclosure: of all the years I’ve been an amateur cook, I’ve never made spaghetti and meatballs. A shame, I know. Anyone with the most rudimentary kitchen skills should be able to pull this off, right? 809 more words


First repeat

For the first time this year, we repeated our dinner menu: Sautéed Chicken Thighs with Mushroom Sauce and Roasted Green Beans.

The only minor changes from last time was that we had the full cup of broth and cut the beans in half to make them easier to eat. 41 more words

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Honey Miso Glazed Salmon

I’m testing out recipes that combine some of the key elements of Chinese medical nutrition for the winter season. In winter it is a great idea to eat black foods (the color associated with the kidney and bladder organs), and the flavors bitter and salty that help to consolidate, store, and descend qi. 181 more words

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