October 30, 2017

After I beat Iron Chef Flay last year on Beat Bobby Flay, I received a lot of requests for my winning Wonton Soup recipe. I am always happy to share recipes - I find chefs keeping secrets to be extremely juvenile - but the problem was that I didn't actually have on...

February 21, 2017

Making ricotta at home is really, really easy. No seriously. You can have freshly made cheese in a few hours plus a quart or so of whey. Never used whey before? It's a secret ingredient for marinating meat as well as adding an interesting tart-umami for sauces and...

February 10, 2017

I was first exposed to fermented tea leaves at Burma Superstar and B Star Bar, two sister restaurants in San Francisco specializing in Burmese cuisine. I was instantly obsessed. It was a completely new type of ingredient to me - soft, chewy, salty, tangy, and that spec...

January 28, 2017

Happy Chinese New Year everyone! It seems very fitting that my post today is about cooking eggs and it is the "Fire Rooster" year. One of my favorite things to eat as a snack (especially when camping!!) when I was little were tea eggs (aka marbled eggs). Thes...

March 3, 2014

I teamed up with the brother-sister duo at Fork + Plate for this fun, informative video on making wontons! You can see the folding technique in video above. If you're curious about how to make some wonton soup, you can find that video via my series with Howcast below....

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