Why Eating Bánh Xèo is an Emotional Journey For Me

2014 was a pivotal year for me. Although the pivot and growth I experienced were sparked by a relationship upheaval, all the friends, travel, work experience, and meeting the person I now call my husband were part of that upheaval. That’s something I’ll always cherish and think fondly back on. This is also why I…

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Why Harissa is the new Sriracha

I first learned about Harissa in Leela Cyd’s book, Food With Friends, which I bought back in 2016. It’s listed within her pantry must-haves. I haven’t actually started regularly using it until I made this Harissa Chicken & Leek recipe. From there, I started adding it as one of my dipping sauces when enjoying a toasted,…

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24 LA Restaurants Awarded Michelin Star(s)

The powers that be at the Michelin Guide awarded their coveted stars today, even California (it’s been almost a decade for us). 24 LA restaurants were awarded, including usual suspects like Vespertine, Urasawa, and Maude. Quick Facts on Michelin Stars Stars are given out on a rating scale of 1 – 3. No restaurants in…

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How to Store Kimchi (so your fridge doesn’t smell)

Kimchi smells in the fridge is a common problem in the kitchen. Just check out the Google searches. If you’re like us and kimchi is a regular part of your diet, here’s how you can keep the smell in your kimchi and out of the rest of your fridge. But first, a quick refresher on…

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Save the environment, one oyster at a time

Oysters are probably the best thing you can eat to save the environment. I am absolutely in love with The Splendid Table episode on oysters. They cover a wide gamut on my favorite mollusk, from family oyster businesses to the story of Thomas Downing, the Oyster King in New York during the late 1800’s. It’s…

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