Grilled Whole Fish with Chili Soy Dipping Sauce

Slideshow shows step by step: how to grill whole fish: [imagebrowser id=15] I have yet to go fishing in the local waters here, well okay maybe I need to count the time I friend Judy took me and the kids to the state park. We used squirmy worms as bait on their kiddie fishing poles and caught fish so small …


Nobu’s Lobster Carpaccio


Below is a slideshow of how I got my “money shot” for the Nobu’s Lobster Carpaccio dish. The first shot is the money shot – are you interested on all the other shots that led up to my favorite photo? Which one is your favorite photo? [imagebrowser id=14] This recipe is from chef Nobu Matsuhisa, a man whom I respect …


Which of you goofballs taught my kids Numa Numa?

At the start of filming a very serious matter…like choosing the winner of the $239 Praxis Language Giveaway, something very unexpected and smelly happens. Oh and don’t even get me started on what happens at the END of the video clip. All I can say is which of you goofballs TAUGHT MY KIDS NUMA-NUMA?! Steamy Kitchen Podcast #4: Praxis Giveaway …


Seattle Distraction

Elise of Simply Recipes and I were on her way to meet up with Ruth Reichl at an intimate, private event that we are lucky enough to snag tickets for, courtesy of Keren of Frantic Foodie (thank you karen, smootches to cute baby).  Elise and I had just met up at the airport, I having just flown in from Florida …


Korean BBQ Beef on Crispy Wonton Chip


[imagebrowser id=13] Slideshow of Korean BBQ Beef on Crispy Wonton Chip Fundraising events these days usually include children hawking stuff I don’t need (enough magazines already!) athletic events (can’t I just drive that 5K?) or food and wine events (oh yeah, sign me up baby!) These folks who run food and wine festivals sure got the formula right. Have a …

Want to learn a new language? You need this giveaway!

I was born in Hong Kong but came to the United States when I was 4 years old. We lived in the midwest and in the 1970’s, being the only ethnic kid in school was so not cool. It was a really tough life, constantly being teased for being different and I made myself forget my Cantonese. I just wanted …


Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs

[imagebrowser id=12] This Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs dish is a mouth-watering appetizer and goes-great-with-cold-beer type of dish from China. Normally, the ribs are deep fried, but I wanted to cook a version that didn’t require me to waste 3 cups of cooking oil. If you do want to deep fry the ribs, Curiously Ravenous has a recipe from Ye …


Steamy Kitchen Kids on TV

Kids these days are so tech savvy, it’s pretty scary. I gave Andrew and Nathan a small $60 Flip camcorder, about the size of a deck of cards and thought maybe they’ll have fun recording little “hi, I love you Grandma” type of messages. They quickly learned the camcorder’s very simple interface and let them loose. I thought I’d let …


Kids Pizza Racers


Andrew and Nathan just finished taping 2 segments on Daytime TV show with me – here’s a recipe that we didn’t have time to show on television. [imagebrowser id=11]


Crock Pot Pho (Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup)

crockpot vietnamese pho

    It’s no secret that good Pho broth requires a gazillion hours of simmering time. Time that I just don’t have. Tony, a boyfriend from a lifetime ago, told me his Dad used to simmer giant vats of pho broth overnight for his little pho restaurant in Houston. So, one day, I thought it would be really genius to …


Kitchen Scale Winner

So who won the Leifheit Kitchen Scale that I offered in my podcast with Michael Ruhlman? Watch Nathan and I pick and announce the winner! My other son, Andrew is the producer/director. Also, if you haven’t read my post about A Taste of the Big Leagues and my spontaneous NYC trip, you have to come read! I reveal a very …


A Taste of the Big Leagues

Last week, I Twitter-teased my New York City adventures, and I say tease because with only 140 characters to work with each time, the sentence ends before the juicy stuff can even begin. I’m a talkative, expressive sort and being concise and to-the-point just doesn’t jive with me. And yes, I know I can abbreviate my words to try to …