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Myers + Chang

Monday, May 31, 2010

We were passing through Boston just to break-up the drive to Maine, but every stop in a city is an opportunity to eat at a restaurant I don’t have in NY. I knew we would be tired from driving and I wanted a casual dinner. I put out a request for a recommendation on our […]

Eel with Yellow Chives

Saturday, May 29, 2010

When I went to mom’s to learn Tee Pong (Red Cooked Picnic Shoulder), there was a theme that day. I was learning my grandfather’s favorite dishes, and after that fatty pig centerpiece, his next favorite was Eel with Yellow Chives. And just to let you know, he always finished every meal with oranges.
My grandpa insisted […]

Yellow Chives

Friday, May 28, 2010

Let’s talk about Yellow Chives, a vegetable considered common in Chinese cooking, but you’ll probably never see it in an American supermarket. I mentioned them a little over a year ago: (Is it weird to quote myself?)
“They are the same plant as garlic chives, only grown without direct sunlight, which prevents them from turning green. […]

Tee Pong: Red Cooked Picnic Shoulder

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I spent Monday at mom’s house again and we decided, well I decided, that I wanted to learn my grandfather’s two favorite dishes. My grandpa, on my dad’s side, lived till he was 96! I remember what a bad example that set for us kids. He never ate veggies and yet he was as healthy […]

Octopus with Paprika and The Book of Tapas Give-Away

Monday, May 24, 2010

Finally! We moved, but it’s not all smooth sailing yet. We’re living out of boxes and we don’t have a kitchen yet. While our perfect kitchen is being built (which we will be talking about soon), I’m going to have to get crafty. I do have many plug-in appliances (rice cooker, toaster oven, panini press, […]

Onions and Peppers: Dulce de Leche

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Cheryl used our Dulce de Leche for Teapot Cookies for grandma!

Aldea

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Aldea 31 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011 is where I had the last of my 30th birthday dinners. It was with my college gal pals, friends forever. It wasn’t the perfect dinner, fraught with an equal number of exuberant yums and bewildered umms. It’s actually a wonder how inconsistent it […]

CasieXCasie: Caramel Macchiato Cupcakes

Saturday, May 22, 2010

straight from Casie’s camera phone!

String Beans with Minced Pork

Thursday, May 20, 2010

So, two Chinese recipes in a row, and your going to get a lot more because I’m going to be hanging out at my mom’s house to cook. Why? Because she has a kitchen and I am going nuts! You know my kitchen renovation? We haven’t started yet! AHHHH!
So we had a general contractor, the […]

Dried Sardines with Bean Curd

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

In Chinese, sometimes we describe a dish as sha fan. The literal translation is down rice, and what we mean is that it goes down well with rice. It pairs so well with rice that it encourages the eating of more rice. These are usually addictive, salty or spicy foods, and the Dried Sardines with […]