Chili Con Queso (vegan)
Although I'm not vegan, I love the challenge of coming up with plant-based versions of junk food. Whether it's Better Chocolate Chip Cookies, or a Vegan Spinach Dip, There's a certain thrill in striking upon a convincing plant-based alternative after repeated trial and error. It's also nice to ...
On Air: Biz Buzz Japan
Catch me on Biz Buzz Japan this week, airing on NHK World, May 26-27th, 2016. For this episode, Jon Kabira, J.J. O'Donoghue, and I discuss the past, present and future of sushi and how technological innovations are changing both how it's made and how it's served. Check the schedule below for air ...
Most of us don't have hours to make dinner every night, so for those times when you need a quick meal from stuff you have in fridge, this Celery Chicken should fit the bill. With crisp celery and onions, and savory chicken seasoned with celery seeds, it's a delightful one-pan meal that comes ...
Beef and Scallion Noodles
After making scallion pancakes last week, I still had a ton of scallions left over. Rather than let them dry up in the veggie drawer and toss them out, I made a quick a stir-fry with some marinated beef and a TON of scallions. Usually, these no recipe "staff meals" end up being one-off creations,
How to Peel Tomatoes
Have you ever gone to a restaurant and wondered how the raw cherry tomatoes lack their normally tough skin, or how their pasta sauces are free of the curled filaments that lodge themselves between your teeth? The answer isn't about ninja knife skills, or some expensive kitchen gadget. There's a ...
Spring Onion Risotto
With fava beans and a ton of sweet spring onions added in at the end, this risotto embodies one of my favorite seasons. Pair it with some Lemon Pepper Chicken for a delicious meal that can be made in under thirty minutes. Head to PBS Food for my full post and recipe. Continue reading "Spring Onion
Best Pico De Gallo
When made properly, Pico De Gallo is a fabulous condiment that not only adds color and texture to a dish, it can add a breath of freshness to a heavy mole or meaty taco. The trouble is that most of the time, this condiment ends up being more like a chunky watered-down gazpacho that renders anything
I know this might sound like a crazy combination, but tomatoes, prosciutto, basil and white balsamic make for a fun new take on the classic Japanese chirashi sushi. Head over to PBS food for my full post and recipe. Continue reading "Insalata Sushi"
Scallion Pancakes (Cong You Bing)
My first experience with Cong You Bing (葱油饼), or scallion pancakes was in Shanghai a number of years ago. I was staying in one of the city's first boutique hotels, complete with a modern reclaimed wood interior. It was great, except within the confines of the hotel, I could have been in any city in
By braising fennel together with chicken and wine, the fennel not only acts as a vegetable but as an herb and garnish, imparting a sweet anise flavor that transforms the chicken into a fabulously flavorful main. Read my full post and get the easy recipe over at PBS Food this week. Continue reading