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

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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 […]

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The Mortar & Pestle – Seasoning

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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 – […]

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Hawker Food – Si Fang Cai (Secret Supper)

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I’m not sure who had more fun at the first Si Fang Cai (Secret Supper) – me or the guests. The menu was based (mostly) on Asian hawker food – or “street” food. The weather cooperated, allowing for drinks and cooking outdoors, before moving inside for an intimate dinner peppered with great conversation. Hawker Menu […]

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Random Winter Photos

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Restaurante Guatemala Coffee Just a random selection of photos from the last couple of months. Detailed posts may follow on some… Taqueria Los Rayos Get Coffee Get Coffee Beef Shanks Pesto-stuffed Pork Chops with Caramelized Onions and Kale Pho Bac Sop Buntut – Waroeng Corner Waroeng Corner Oxtails Warm weather is coming – no more […]

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