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Archive for August, 2010

August 30, 2010

Dictionary of Modern Gastronomy

The Food Section has a list of “modern gastronomy terms” – such as Honey Laundering (cheap Chinese honey shipped first to Philippines to be relabeled to avoid U.S. taxes), Coffee Name (alias you give to Starbucks if your name is difficult to spell or pronounce) and Ambient Ice Cream – environmentally friendly ice cream sold […]

August 30, 2010

Steamed Siu Mai Dumplings

Delicious recipe for Steamed Siu Mai Dumplings on New Asian Cuisine.

August 29, 2010

Fall off the Bone Baby Back Ribs with Sweet Chili Sauce

There aren’t very many recipes that can boast “2 ingredients” and taste better than fall off the bone baby back ribs smothered in sweet, sticky Thai chili sauce, which by the way, isn’t really all that spicy despite the name. 5-minutes hands-on and two ingredients: ribs and 1/2 cup of the sweet chili sauce. Salt […]

August 27, 2010

Bling Band Aids

Love!!! Bling Band-Aids designed by Cynthia Rowley….boo-boo in style. Found on Oh Joy!

August 26, 2010

Indian Dal Nirvana

I subscribe to multiple cooking magazines, their glossy photos serve as my “look book” for dinner ideas. But my favorite section actually has no photos, the “dear editor” letters from readers revisiting a favorite food memory and pleading to weasel the recipe from the restaurant chef. Magazine editors and test kitchens take a complicated chef’s […]

August 24, 2010

Taiwanese Pork Noodles

Recipe for very simple Taiwanese Pork Noodle Recipe – Lo Ba from cookbook author and Asian recipe expert Jaden Hair.

August 23, 2010


Beautiful, eco-friendly compostable Wasara disposable dinnerware(via Swiss Miss)

August 20, 2010

10-Minute Shrimp and Mushroom Thai Curry

When all else fails, there’s always curry to fall back on. Despite all the beautiful food you see on this blog, I do have my share of kitchen disasters (that blob of charcoal was supposed to be fried chicken). Thai curry is my “break in case of emergency” meal – as I always have a […]

August 20, 2010

Black Sesame Lace Cookies

Unusual and delicious garnish, recipe for Black Sesame Lace Cookies on New Asian Cuisine.

August 18, 2010

S’mores Brownies

I can’t stand it. Must. Have. Now. S’mores Brownies recipe over at Culinary Cravings.

August 18, 2010

Zucchini Crudo

Beautiful, simple and refreshing Zucchini Crudo recipe over at Kiss My Spatula blog.

August 18, 2010

Back to School Ideas

I’ve got 9 Back to School breakfast, lunch and snack ideas – head over to my guest post on Bon Appetit’s site! Oh and pssst….I’m also featured on Saveur.com for Marcella Hazan’s Simple Tomato Sauce recipe.

August 18, 2010

White textured backdrops for food photography

Adding texture to simple props is a simple and inexpensive details on Food Blog Forum.

August 18, 2010

Greek Sytle Meatball Pasta

A tasty spin on tradition Spaghetti and Meatballs recipe for Greek Style Meatball Pasta at SK on Tasty Kitchen

August 18, 2010

Salmon and Ikura Donburi

Donburi, or rice bowls are fun and easy, recipe for Salmon and Ikura Donburi at New Asian Cuisine

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