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Momofuku’s Pickled Wild Leek/Ramp Bulbs

(Step by step photos on how to pickle wild leek bulbs or ramp bulbs) [imagebrowser id=20] It’s the end of wild leek or ramp season, and what’s left in some markets are just the bulbs, which last much longer than the entire thing. For these strays, it’s best to pickle and preserve so that you’ll get to enjoy them all …

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Good Bite Launches!

After weeks and weeks of keeping this project super-hush…I’m so happy to announce the launch of Good Bite, a site dedicated to fabulous recipes from food bloggers around the world…come take a look! My Good Bite Co-Conspirators Look who’s involved! My good friends… Our first Good Bite Roundtable Elise of Simply Recipes and Deb of Smitten Kitchen and I talk …

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Wasabi Smashed Potatoes from Bitchin Kitchen

I don’t know how to quite describe Nadia G. I guess simply put… she scares the freakin’ fava beans outta me. And I love it. Nadia is the creator, writer and host of BitchinKitchen.tv. This girl’s sexy, sassy, “rawk ‘n roll” but honey, she can cook gefelte fish dumplins better than your bubbe. Yes, even wearing strip-teasin’ heels, fishnets and …

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Winners! Club Med and Sur La Table

I don’t enjoy jet lag, I quite hate the feeling of pooping out at 9pm when traveling from Florida to Los Angeles…and then working fast and furious until 4 AM when I return home. It doesn’t help that my two very energetic children have no concept of time change. They wake up at 6:30 AM no matter where we are. …

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Malaysian Chicken Noodle Soup with Asian Greens and Chili-Soy Sauce

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[imagebrowser id=18] Malaysian Chicken Noodle Soup is called Ipoh Sar Hor Fun in Malaysia. “Ipoh” is the town that this dish originates from. I’m a bad, bad blogger. One who eats crumbly chocolate chip cookies while editing photos on a very expensive laptop with nose 2 inches from screen, thinking out loud “is this shade of green more greener than …

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How Artisan Japanese Sake is Made

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Many of you know that Japanese sake is made from rice, but did you know that premium artisan sake is done mostly by hand? Very little machinery is used, which is why this is a true art form. I’m continuing my series on Premium Artisan Japanese Sake and this post is dedicated to telling the story of how the sake …

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Dr. BBQ’s Famous Baby Back Ribs

[imagebrowser id=17] Lots of photos above in the slideshow – we’ll show you how to fold the tin foil to encase the ribs so that the apple juice/honey doesn’t spill out. You think that a food enthusiast like me and a beef aficionado like my husband would have already dived deep into the black, charred world of charcoal. But no, …

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All About Japanese Sake

To launch my sake section – I’m giving away a $50 gift certificate to Sur La Table – see end of post! ~jaden Contest Over! == As much is I love everything Asian, I really didn’t get into exploring world of fine Japanese sake (SAH-keh) until just recently. A little over a year ago, I had a chance to sneak …

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IT’S DOOOONNNNEEE!!!

A quick video – my final moments before I submit the final final final manuscript! Plus I give you a sneaky peaky at the book – do you want to see a few pages? I’m off to bed now…. after I celebrate a little bit! == Club Med Vacation Giveaway! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway! Yeah, a 7-day Club …

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Best Giveaway Ever: Club Med Vacation!

Contest is over… check out the winner here! You know how much I love vacations, but free vacations are the bomb! Well,  thanks to Club Med, I’m giving away a seven night stay at Club Med Punta Cana for two people for upcoming Food and Wine Festival at the recently renovated Club Med Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, September …

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Chocolate Yogurt Snack Cakes

[imagebrowser id=16] My buddy, David Lebovitz, just came out with a brand new book called David Lebovitz’s The Sweet Life in Paris. It’s a fun, light read and answers all of the nosy questions that many are dying to know about David, including “Why are you in Paris?” and “How long will you stay?” Last week, I got on the …