What’s in My Pantry?


Pantries are meant to be cleaned out occasionally. Old, stale ingredients have to go, some items need to be used before they expire and some staple items just need to be replaced. I thought some of you might be interested in a few of the ingredients I keep in my pantry (this doesn’t include things […]


The Map


I’ve been promising this for a long time – so here’s the first draft. This is by no means a comprehensive listing of places to eat on Buford Highway, but it’s a start. There is still a lot to add, including spots in the surrounding areas. Click Here to view this map on Google Maps […]


The Mortar & Pestle – Seasoning

Step 1

If you’re serious about ethnic cooking, there comes a point where a mortar & pestle will become a critical part of your kitchen arsenal. The more you cook certain styles of food (Thai, Peranakan/Nyonya, Mexican, etc.), the more you will find that modern shortcuts – coffee grinders for spices, food processors for grinding pastes – […]


Mussels with Garlic & Mirin


HX and I stopped by Super H Mart in Duluth after spending the day at Malaysia Fest (only 2 blocks off Buford Highway). A run through the seafood department had him jonesing for shellfish – and he was really pushing for conch. Not being a big fan of the snail/whelk family of scary things from […]