Cannellini Bean Spread Recipe

I wrote and rewrote this paragraph four times (Can you see the groove the delete key has made?), and each time I failed to capture just exactly what I want to say. So, at the risk of sounding like an infatuated, love-struck married woman, I’m just gonna put it out there: Chef Kurtis Jantz: honey, you’re a tease. On a …


Bok Choy Recipe

photo of Bok Choy (learn about bok choy) – so vibrant and tender! I’m going to tell you to do something that is totally contrary to many Asian cookbooks out there. And yeah, it also flips my motto, “Hot Wokky, No Stickky” on its head. Okay, ready? Cold Wokky, Very Garlickky. The problem with using a very hot wok or …


Honey Soy Skirt Steak with Shitake Mushroom Recipe

Honey Soy Skirt Steak with Shitake Mushrooms Recipe

The trouble with food writers writing about their favorite things is that one of two things usually happens: Either the product runs out or the prices get jacked up. Sometimes with enough hype, both happen. It pains me so much that I used to be able to buy skirt steak for $1.99 per pound at the market. For years, skirt …


Better Odds Than The Lotto

Guess what…. We’ve raised over $50,000 $61,506.00 this year for Menu For Hope! Holy hungry hippos. You guys rock. In case you haven’t bid on prizes yet, here is the master list of prizes and First Giving’s site where you can enter your bid. In the prize pool, there are some hidden gems, prizes that for some reason or other, …


Coconut Shrimp with Sweet Chili Mayo Recipe


This was one of the recipes that I had wanted to include in my cookbook, but totally forgot about it! Too late now, as all my recipes and photos have been submitted to the publisher. boo for me but yay for you! And yay for Nathan, who loves Coconut Shrimp with Sweet Chili Mayo so much:


Winners of the Big Holiday Giveaway!

Oh you guys totally rock – over 800 entries to the Steamy Kitchen Big Holiday Giveaway! Baby, I just gotta say I love ya and I wish that I could give each and every one of you a nice little gift. But yeah um maybe when I win the lottery. While I’m waitin’ for my big day, it’s time to …


Lamb Kabob with Spicy Mango Chutney and Whipped Feta Recipe

Lamb Kabob with Spicy Mango Salsa

Click for 6 additional photos of Lamb Kabob with Spicy Mango Chutney and Whipped Feta It’s not easy trying to come up with great recipes I think you all will enjoy. Some weeks, I just want to cuddle up on the couch and French kiss a bag of Styrofoam cheese puffs. But I doubt that you, my loyal readers, would …


Duck Breast with Sweet and Sour Cranberry Chutney Recipe

Ming Tsai’s Duck Breast with Sweet and Sour Cranberry Chutney I had a chance to chat with Asian superstar chef Ming Tsai a few weeks ago – andI’m too lame to learn how to turn our recorded phone convo (.wav format) into a podcast. Too busy too figure it out too! Plus, I’m a highly VISUAL person (can you tell?) …


2008 Menu For Hope: East Coast Prizes

This year, I’m so lucky to be the East Coast USA host for Chez Pim’s fifth annual Menu For Hope fundraiser that supports the World Food Programme. Last year, we raised nearly $100,000 through the online food community and that money went to supporting the school lunch and farming program for the children in Lesotho. Will you consider helping this …


How To Open A Pomegranate

(click on above photo for a slideshow of 7 photos on how to open a pomegranate) Pomegranate is one of the messiest fruits in the world! The ruby red juice stains anything and everything it comes in contact with. Mom used to make all of us wear our rattiest, nastiest shirts when we had pomegranates because after eating, we’d just …


Crispy Crepes with Apple, Brie and Prosciutto

(click on above image for 6 additional photos) Thanksgiving is always about the dinner, and it seems as though every food story and recipe out there features the turkey, side dishes or dessert for the main meal. So, I thought I’d do something a little different and present you with a “morning after” meal, otherwise known as “not-turkey.” I know …


How to Sharpen Your Knives

ch um…okay, I lied. I’m not going to talk much about SHARPENING knives…but rather HONING or STEELING your knives. But I think most home cooks think that using the rod pictured above is for sharpening. Read on – I’ve interviewed Chad Ward, a knife expert and author who will show you step by step how to properly hone your knife. …