‘Twas the day before Christmas…

‘Twas the day before Christmas, it was busy in the kitchen, The prime rib a roastin’ had the house smell bitchin’. The turkey for smoking was brining with great care, In hopes it would be juicy without depending on just a prayer. The family wrapped presents, and hid them under the bed, With visions of brioche dancing in their heads. …

Sous Vide Supreme Review

Now you can cook like Thomas Keller, Heston Blumenthal and Ferran Adria with The SousVide Supreme, the world’s first water oven designed specifically to bring the gourmet restaurant sous vide cooking method into home kitchens. The result is lusciously silky chicken, juicy, perfect and evenly cooked steaks just like from a master chef. This machine is the size of a …

Behind the Scenes at CBS Early Show

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As proficient as I am in the kitchen and navigating online, you’d be surprised how inept I am at operating an alarm clock. It doesn’t even matter if the clock is a regular bedside alarm/radio contraption, on my computer or on my phone. I even have trouble with setting up hotel wake-up calls. I always screw it up. So, last …

Cookin’ on CBS Early Show Friday

Just a short, sweet note — I’m currently in NYC and will be cooking on the CBS Early Show Friday December 4th during the end of the 8am hour. If you’re at home sick or playin’ hooky that day, tune in! I’m making Lamb Chops with Asian Pesto and Miso Mashed Potatoes from The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook. For this trip, …

Hello, crispy skin.

We’re in K-k-k-kansas, celebrating the holiday at my brother, Jay’s new home. I’m dressed in every bit of warm clothing that I own and have decided that the down comforter doesn’t look so bad at all as a cape. The kids loved the cool weather and the massive backyard. Nice for running around and playing…but THERE’S NOWHERE TO HIDE! Gotcha! …

Here’s to good friends

I never thought that I’d miss washing dishes in my kitchen…but after 12 days on the road, not only did I long for my own dish sponge (we all have personal relationships with our favorite dish sponge brand, right!? RIGHT!????) but I also missed my beloved rice cooker. Of course I missed my children dearly…so much that we’re not gonna …

San Francisco Book Signing & Events

I’m currently in San Francisco (yay!) and this afternoon, I’ll be cooking live on View From the Bay which is also streamed live online. It’s on at 3-4pm and I think the cooking segment is on towards the end of the hour. *** Then tonight I’ll be at Omnivore Books from 6pm-7pm with a quick talk, booksigning and jackpot giveaway …

Behind the scenes

It’s hard to capture the moments on my camera sometimes when I’m smack dab in the middle of the action. Outside of my little food world in my kitchen, there’s no “pause” button or “do-over” button in life while I fumble with my camera. By the time I whip out the camera, turn it on, adjust, focus and click, The …

Giving Away 5 Steamy Kitchen Cookbooks!

Such a tacky image….but I really do suck at Photoshop. My image was supposed to convey that TLC is giving away one Steamy Kitchen cookbook every day of the week — you can enter every day! I’ve also posted one of my favorite recipes from the book, Sweet and Sour Lychee Meatballs. To enter the contest, all you have to …

God and Buddha Keeping Me Real

It’s been an thrilling 24 hours, starting with a book signing at Barnes & Noble at 68th and Lexington in NYC – and seeing for the very very very first time, my cookbook in a bookstore. A real book, done by me. In a real bookstore. I saw. I cried. I took a photo. Of course, I’ve seen the book …

Book Tour in NYC!

view at 6:30am, 35th floor at Westin Times Square Well, yesterday officially started Day 1 of the Steamy Kitchen Cookbook book tour with a 5-day stop in NYC! I’ve been to the city 5 times this year already, and I’m hoping that next time I’ll get some kind of frequent visitor perk, like maybe a personal navigator, as the public …

Snake Bites

Yesterday, we brought the kids to my friend Julie’s kids’ birthday party. Did ya get that? Too many apostrophes and plurals in that sentence. Anyways, the birthday party was held at Mixon Fruit Farms & Wildlife Refuge. The kids got to ride on the back of this big tortoise, who didn’t seem to mind at all. He just kept doin’ …