Celebrate Chinese New Year With These Recipes Chinese cooking has complex, technique-driven elements, which makes it a bit daunting for the average home cook. But, practice makes perfect. Get a great cookbook, and cook a new dish twice a week. Next, make sure you have the right equipment (a good wok, a bamboo steamer) and the… Read More →
Soup Recipes from Across the Globe I love the convenience, simplicity and versatility of a one pot meal. Need to use up last week’s vegetables? Make soup. Coming down with a cold? Matzoh ball soup cures everything. Feeding a crowd? Whip up a big pot of chili. There’s a soup for every occasion in every culture across the… Read More →
Forget Takeout, Make Thai Food at Home The stunning complexity of Thai cuisine, studded at brief intervals with simple, elegant dishes, makes it one of the world’s most popular cuisines. Hot, sour, salty and sweet, the flavors of Thailand are truly addictive. Most of these recipes are easier than you’d think, but if you’re looking… Read More →
I am obsessed with cucumbers. I juice them, eat them raw, salted, pickled, fermented, sliced in salad and pressed into lemonade. I core cucumbers, stuff with a Chinese pork forcemeat and steam them. I even wok sear them for 10 seconds and refrigerate them, then serve ice cold with hot chili sesame oil and ginger.… Read More →
My Most Popular Recipes Ever From addictive sticky chicken wings to the most perfect key lime pie I’ve ever tasted, here are five tried-and-true recipes that I make all of the time. Turns out, you all love them as much as I do. 1. One-Pot Chinese Chicken Wings I first had this dish in… Read More →
Fish in Chili Sauce By Kei Lum and Diora Fong Chan Recipe from China: The Cookbook by Kei Lum and Diora Fong Chan.
Mapo Tofu By Kei Lum and Diora Fong Chan Recipe from China: The Cookbook by Kei Lum and Diora Fong Chan.
Eat Clean. Live Loud. Melissa Joulwan is a badass. A retired Texas Rollergirl, Mel J has a serious thing for friendly competition, the band Social Disortion and cooking up a storm. In 2008, she launched her blog, Clothes Make the Girl, which kinda started out as a lifestyle/style site and eventually became one of the… Read More →
This Year’s Required Reading There have been too many wonderful cookbooks published in 2013 to mention, but here are 25 of my favorite. No matter what type of cook you consider yourself to be, these are cookbooks that should be in your library. From recipes for simple weeknight meals to authentic Asian dishes and impress-your-guests… Read More →