Monthly Archives: May 2017

Malted Milk, Milk Chocolate Scones with Banana Whipped Cream

Stella Parks over at Serious Eats has really elevated their baking game.  I have only been disappointed in her fruit pies and pie dough recipe.  She likes a very thick jammy pie and her pie dough always seems to leak … Continue reading

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Mexican Wedding Meal

So the only impetus for this meal was seeing Diane Kennedy’s recipe for Estofado de Bodas or wedding stew.  She has me at dried chiles and tomatoes with fruit and vinegar.  I can’t imagine a more delicious combination. Now strangely … Continue reading

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Three Styles of Red Braised Pork

There are infinite recipe for red braising.  Pretty much every Asian culture has their version, mostly because Chinese people get all over the place.  Here are three styles of notoriety: Hong Shao Rou, Dong Po Rou, Mei Cai Kou Rou. … Continue reading

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Ma Jiang Mian (Sesame Noodles) Both Sichuan and Taiwanese Style

Cold sesame noodles are one of the great unhealthy pleasures of Chinese cuisine.  You are covering noodles with oil and sugar.  The fact that the bastardized version of this dish in America is often portrayed as a refreshing and light … Continue reading

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Star Wars the Force Awakens: History’s Greatest Monster

My wife and a friend saw this movie yesterday, seemingly among the last people on Earth that had not already seen it according to the box office.  I was mostly pressured by our friend; it was not something I found … Continue reading

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