I’ll cut the crap and get down to brass tacks. You’ll either love ramps or hate them.
Before you can start pounding a curry paste, you have to prep your ingredients. As you’ll see in the video, Thai green curry paste has quite a few moving parts.
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 […]
My kitchen kind of looks like this right now – only not really…. I’m moving into a new house soon and I find myself dreading one thing more than any other – packing my kitchen. Every time I move find myself putting it off until the last minute. I keep convincing myself that if I […]
I’ve rambled on about my love for Vietnamese food for years now (more than 3 years on this blog). I’m drawn to the contrast in the way meats are treated – either raw meat, sliced thin and quickly cooked in flavorful broth or marinated with intense ingredients (dark soy, fish sauce – nước mắm, lemongrass, […]
Galangal is one of those things that causes a quite a bit of confusion whenever someone encounters it for the first time. So much so that it’s what inspired me to begin writing this series of posts. Galangal or “Blue Ginger” is related to, and often confused with ginger. What is it? Typically, you’ll find […]
So what can I tell you about dofu ru? How about, don’t forget to refrigerate it after you open the jar? This would seem to be common sense to someone that knows what it is. I do know what it is, however – I just forgot to put it away. For a week. Now my […]
It’s hard to juggle a DSLR, a wine glass and a plate of pork belly in the dark, so I really didn’t take a lot of pictures at Primal. I’ll be updating this post with more thoughts shortly, but I thought I go ahead and post what I have.
During a recent walk through the produce section of the Buford Highway Farmers Market I ran into two women who appeared to be on their first trip through the market. They were obviously overwhelmed by the array of unfamiliar greenery laid out before them – gailan, a-choy, yo tsai, sherlion, kohlrabi, epazote – and they […]
Roasted chicken has to be one of my favorite foods. It is so simple and so difficult to screw up, yet so few seem to cook it. Most, including myself, have succumbed to the rotisserie chicken available at almost every grocery store. Try it at home once and you’ll find it hard to settle for […]