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Dictionary of Modern Gastronomy

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The Food Section has a list of “modern gastronomy terms” – such as Honey Laundering (cheap Chinese honey shipped first to Philippines to be relabeled to avoid U.S. taxes), Coffee Name (alias you give to Starbucks if your name is difficult to spell or pronounce) and Ambient Ice Cream – environmentally friendly ice cream sold at room temperature for you …

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Fall off the Bone Baby Back Ribs with Sweet Chili Sauce

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There aren’t very many recipes that can boast “2 ingredients” and taste better than fall off the bone baby back ribs smothered in sweet, sticky Thai chili sauce, which by the way, isn’t really all that spicy despite the name. 5-minutes hands-on and two ingredients: ribs and 1/2 cup of the sweet chili sauce. Salt and pepper don’t count, but …

Bling Band Aids

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Love!!! Bling Band-Aids designed by Cynthia Rowley….boo-boo in style. Found on Oh Joy!

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Indian Dal Nirvana

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I subscribe to multiple cooking magazines, their glossy photos serve as my “look book” for dinner ideas. But my favorite section actually has no photos, the “dear editor” letters from readers revisiting a favorite food memory and pleading to weasel the recipe from the restaurant chef. Magazine editors and test kitchens take a complicated chef’s recipe, “home cookitize” for us …

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Taiwanese Pork Noodles

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Recipe for very simple Taiwanese Pork Noodle Recipe – Lo Ba from cookbook author and Asian recipe expert Jaden Hair.

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Wasara

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Beautiful, eco-friendly compostable Wasara disposable dinnerware(via Swiss Miss)

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10-Minute Shrimp and Mushroom Thai Curry

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When all else fails, there’s always curry to fall back on. Despite all the beautiful food you see on this blog, I do have my share of kitchen disasters (that blob of charcoal was supposed to be fried chicken). Thai curry is my “break in case of emergency” meal – as I always have a can of coconut milk, a …

Black Sesame Lace Cookies

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Unusual and delicious garnish, recipe for Black Sesame Lace Cookies on New Asian Cuisine.

S’mores Brownies

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I can’t stand it. Must. Have. Now. S’mores Brownies recipe over at Culinary Cravings.

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Zucchini Crudo

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Beautiful, simple and refreshing Zucchini Crudo recipe over at Kiss My Spatula blog.

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Back to School Ideas

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I’ve got 9 Back to School breakfast, lunch and snack ideas – head over to my guest post on Bon Appetit’s site! Oh and pssst….I’m also featured on Saveur.com for Marcella Hazan’s Simple Tomato Sauce recipe.