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I Am the Eggplant (goo goo g’joob)!

In General On June 24, 2016 3 Comments

There are people who say they do not care for eggplant. To them I say, “Pshaw! You know not what of you speak.” This is because eggplant is… Read More »

A Beef Shank Redemption

In Appetizers, Beef, General On May 4, 2016 0 Comments

Have you ever had beef shank? While at my favorite store Uwajimaya a couple of weeks ago, I noticed a special on beef shank. I had never had… Read More »

Is there a pork belly in your future?

In General, Pork On March 15, 2016 0 Comments

In truth, for much of my life I considered pork belly to be on the bad side of disgusting. Back then, in America, pork belly was relegated to… Read More »

Cooking with Beer

In Beef, General, Pork, Seafood On December 14, 2015 0 Comments

Beer Cookery Foodiesan was a late bloomer when it comes to beer. It was only during her second pregnancy when she developed a craving for beer and coffee cake… Read More »

The Hoi An Central Market

Hoi An On My Mind

In General On October 22, 2015 0 Comments

Earlier this year, we went on an arts and eating tour of Southeast Asia—three weeks of studios, galleries, temples and meal after wonderful meal. And the best meals… Read More »

Bi Bim Bap (a Lula, she’s my baby)

In General On November 11, 2014 0 Comments

Perhaps you are too young to have grooved to the beats of rock-a-billy pioneer Gene Vincent’s Be-Bop-A-Lula, which was a huge hit in 1956. But you might have… Read More »

Fermentation Foment

In General On September 8, 2014 0 Comments

    As the summer progresses, it becomes time to think about ways in which to preserve one’s excess produce.  Freezing is, of course, an easy way to… Read More »

Miso Magic

In Dinners, General On July 21, 2014 0 Comments

  What food is rich and salty and really, really good for you and lasts forever? I have always loved using miso as a seasoning for marinades, stews… Read More »

Sichuan? Szechwan? Szechuan?

In General, Seafood On November 13, 2013 1 Comment

Sichuan? Szechwan? Szechuan? A few years ago, I found this funny little thorny plant at Uwajimaya that was labeled “Szechuan pepper corn, sex indeterminant.”  I bought it, planted… Read More »

The Meaning of Beef

In Beef, Dinners, General On February 8, 2013 1 Comment

I did a little bit of research into the term “beef” because it is used in so many ways in the English language having nothing to do with… Read More »