Archive for 2015

Spicy Kale Pancakes

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Flavors that anchor and make us feel at home continue to haunt and have guided me as a writer and cook.  I was especially reminded of this when I returned to my birth country in 2008 for the Korean-language edition of my first book, “Trail of Crumbs.”  Luckily, I was paired with Seung Hee, a ...

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Nigel Slater and a simple salad of dates and thunderstorm celery

Nigel Slater and a simple salad of dates and thunderstorm celery

  Maybe it’s the end-of-summer-something-blueish but I always feel a certain heightened sense of awareness this time of year–clouds gathering, the light slants a certain way, rendering the shadows long and myself longing… What to do but take a bit of time out of the day to read Nigel Slater’s thoughts on something like a simple, quiet ...

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Memory, Food, and Forgetting (recipe for soy-preserved prawns)

I’m recently back from NYC where I was honored to do a cooking demo at Tasting Table for Alaska Seafood (ASMI) along with the very kind and gentle Chef Anita Lo and Homer, Alaska Chef Mandy Dixon.  Aside from many truly memorable meals (Santina, Prune, & ABC Kitchen among the best), I also had the ...

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Vitaly Paley’s Salt and Spice Roasted Spot Prawns

Vitaly Paley’s Salt and Spice Roasted Spot Prawns

Here’s a super simple and impressive recipe from Portland chef, Vitaly Paley.  The salt crust locks in moisture but doesn’t render the shrimp “salty.”  Try this recipe with fresh, wild-caught spot prawns, side stripes or other wild-caught shrimp.

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Life-Changing Bread

Life-Changing Bread

I recently came across a recipe called “the life-changing loaf of bread.”  The title is intriguing, yet I was skeptical of the hyperbolic use of “life-changing.”  But after reading a bit more about the bread on Sarah Britton’s genius blog, I immediately wanted to make a loaf. I even had almost all of the ingredients, ...

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