Savory Breakfast Bread Pudding

December 01, 2019

I always like to order delivery from Frank in the East Village, but I’m always astounded by the amount of bread they provide! Even after…

Lap Mei Fan (Chinese Sticky Rice)

October 28, 2019

Lap Mei Fan is a traditional “sticky rice” made with chinese waxed sausage (also called “Lap Cheong”). The sausage is extremely flavorful…

Cucumber Sandwiches

October 27, 2019

Cucumber sandwiches were identified as one of the best foods to eat to stave off dehydration. Cucumbers have high water content and natural…

Spam Musubi

September 14, 2019

Spam gets a mixed reaction depending on who you talk to, but anyone who has had the joy of a fresh spam musubi made in Hawaii carries the…

Sushi Rice

September 12, 2019

Sushi rice is prepared slightly differently than rice you eat as a side dish. First of all, sugar and vinegar will be added to make the rice…

Fish Sticks

September 01, 2019

Fish sticks are best made with a fresh, fleshy white fish like cod or flounder. You’ll want to select a thick filet. In this recipe adapted…

Soft-Scrambled Eggs

August 28, 2019

Scrambled eggs are really simple but there are a few tricks that will help get the exact outcome you want. First, is a tip from J. Kenji…

Burmese Chicken Cauliflower Curry

August 17, 2019

This is an adapted Mark Bittman recipe that reminds me of a Burmese curry that my parents would make. The complex curry flavors are allowed…

Roast Chicken over Vegetables

August 12, 2019

I have been roasting chicken in my oven for many years now and most of the time I would roast it by itself using the Thomas Keller recipe…

Brown Butter Roasted Cauliflower

August 09, 2019

This is a simple and incredibly tasty dish that takes some time but is fairly hands off during the process. The cauliflower can be a side…

Sautéed Scallops with Asparagus

August 04, 2019

This is one of the recipes Ruhlman provides in his classic book Ruhlman’s Twenty to illustrate the “Sauté” technique. I love how visually…

Blackened Catfish

July 08, 2019

This is a low-carb, flavorful, healthy dish that can be made quickly for a weeknight dinner. It pairs great with almost any vegetable side…

Crispy Roast Chicken Thighs

July 07, 2019

Chicken thighs are a simple and easy dish to make for dinner any night of the week. The best part of chicken thighs is the crispy skin, so I…

Soft-boiled-eggs

May 25, 2019

Though incredibly simple, soft-boiled egg recipes are incredibly difficult to write up and share on the internet because there are a number…

Fried Chicken Sandwich

May 05, 2019

I found out about J. Kenji López-Alt’s #betterthanchickfila challenge on twitter and I was excited to see that he has deconstructed the…

Cast Iron Crispy Fried Chicken

March 30, 2019

One of the best ways to season a cast iron pan is to fry things with it, and a great recipe to use to instantly season the pan is fried…

Pasta with Chicken and Brussels Sprouts

March 12, 2019

This is a recipe adapted from Eugenia Bone’s Pasta with Chicken Confit and Brussels Sprouts. Unlike her recipe which calls for preparing…

Broiled Miso-Glazed Fish

March 10, 2019

Miso Black Cod was made famous by the groundbreaking Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhita. In his recipe he usually grills this marinated buttery…

Chicken Tetrazzini

March 03, 2019

As a child raised by the Internet, I first heard about Chicken Tetrazzini from a meme, where it was bafflingly discussed in the context of…

Oeufs en Cocotte (Coddled Eggs)

March 02, 2019

I’ve always been a fan of the delicate texture of Oeufs en Cocotte (Eggs gently cooked in a ramekin) but I’ve always struggled to get the…

Creamy Tortellini Chicken Soup

February 28, 2019

This is a nearly infamous soup on the slowcooking subreddit, originally attributed to a blog called 365 days of slow cooking- it’s a simple…

The Crispy Fried Egg

February 24, 2019

This is another of Frank Prisinzano’s simple cooking tricks he frequently demonstrates on his Instagram stories or his Tumblr. Unlike the…

Farfalle with Smoked Salmon and Cream Sauce

February 23, 2019

Pan Roasted Steak

February 14, 2019

This is the method outlined for cooking dry aged steaks in David Chang’s “The Mind of a Chef” series. Packing the steak in salt draws the…

Chicken Stock

February 10, 2019

Making chicken stock in the pressure cooker is a great way to minimize food waste. You can save leftover bones from your chicken dinners in…

Buttermilk Brined Roast Chicken

February 07, 2019

After trying my crispy roast chicken using Thomas Keller’s no-brine method, I heard about Samin Nosrat’s recommended buttermilk roast…

Short Rib Rendang

February 01, 2019

Mashed Cauliflower

January 30, 2019

Mashed cauliflower is a healthy alternative to mashed potatoes and using an Instant Pot steam function, or a regular stovetop steaming…

Minced Basil Chicken

January 20, 2019

This is a take on a normal stir fry chicken basil dish, but using the minced chicken can produce a very comforting homestyle dish. You can…

Roasted Cauliflower

January 20, 2019

Cauliflower is a delicious starchy side that can take the place of potatoes or other heavier carbs.

Crispy Roast Chicken

January 09, 2019

My gold standard for roast chicken is the crispy skin, salty chicken they serve at Oktoberfest, also called Wiesnhendl, or just Hendl. It is…

Savory Egg Custard

December 10, 2018

This is a savory, comforting, creamy egg custard with cheese and garlic. I like to use some of the techniques from Japanese Chawan Mushi to…

Hot Chocolate

December 09, 2018

I like to make this spicy hot chocolate from scratch. It has a rich chocolatey flavor without being too thick. I like to make this a dessert…

Beer-braised Instant Pot Ribs

December 05, 2018

Beer braised ribs are made super quick with the use of a pressure cooker. After just 20 minutes of pressure cooking, the meat should be…

Mushroom Bacon

December 01, 2018

I was really surprised the first time I ordered a B.L.T. at By Chloe. Even though they are a vegetarian restaurant, they have very…

French Omelette

November 25, 2018

A french omelette is a little different from the american omelet (in more than just the spelling!) in that it instead of folding over…

Sautéed mushrooms

November 23, 2018

I make sautéed mushrooms for my family’s thanksgiving spread every year and I’ve gathered the following tips from various chefs such as Mark…

Okra and Roasted Tomato stew

November 17, 2018

We were excited to attend an event called Cooking as Inheritance: Beyond Soul Food in the African Diaspora a talk by Chefs Carla Hall and…

Beef Chili

November 05, 2018

This is a very spicy, colorful chili that goes great over rice or with bread. I like to add beer to the chili, which can add interesting…

Pan Roasted Lamb Loin Chops

October 15, 2018

Lamb loin chop can be tricky to cook- if you’re using a thermometer to measure the temperature make sure you don’t measure too close to the…

Old-Fashioned

October 02, 2018

My friend Choun was the beverage director at Rye House in New York for years and makes the best Old-Fashioned I’ve ever had. He taught me…

Cornmeal Crusted Catfish

October 01, 2018

Mark Bittman wrote up how to cook White Fillet a Dozen Ways in broad steps and this is my take on one of his preparations. I’ve added…

Farikal

September 30, 2018

Fårikål is the national dish of Norway, and is a very simple braised lamb dish served over cabbage. The seasoning is mostly from the whole…

Poached Fish Curry over Zucchini

September 28, 2018

This is another of the recipes Mark Bittman published a simple guide to cooking fish in a variety of ways. While I’ve used cod in this…

Cacio e Pepe

September 26, 2018

“Cacio e Pepe” simply translates to “Cheese and Pepper” and the simple combination of these ingredients really lets the pasta noodles shine…

Instant Pot Molten Chocolate Cake

September 23, 2018

Molten chocolate cake was made famous at french restaurants like Jean Georges- they are characterized by a firm exterior with a gooey…

Melted Chocolate

September 23, 2018

A double boiler, water bath, or bain-marie is the easiest way to melt chocolate on a stove. By not applying direct heat to the chocolate…

Poached Cod in a Fennel Tomato Saffron Broth

September 23, 2018

Mark Bittman published a simple guide to cooking fish in a variety of ways. While I’ve used cod in this recipe, he notes specifically that…

How to cook Brown Rice in an Instant Pot

September 22, 2018

Even though the Instant Pot has a “Rice” function, it is not suitable for brown rice as it cooks at a lower temperature setting. I use these…

Rolled Oat Pancakes

September 22, 2018

I love pancakes and heard a lot about these “Viking Waffles” made to be high protein and with oat flour, which is higher in protein and…

See kyat Kyauk-Swe (Burmese Fried Garlic Noodles)

July 21, 2018

Fried garlic noodles are extremely popular in many Asian cuisines- they’re a staple at many popular Vietnamese restaurants, such as PPQ in…

Easy Chia Pudding

July 20, 2018

Chia seeds are high in fiber and anti-oxidants, and add a great bit of texture to a mixture of yogurt and almond milk. They can be prepared…

Fried Garlic Chips and Garlic Oil

July 18, 2018

This recipe is for fried garlic chips, a garnish for many burmese dishes, and also produces a fragrant garlic oil which can be used as a…

Char Siu (Chinese Barbecue Pork)

July 17, 2018

Char Siu barbecued pork is a staple of chinese cooking. You can eat it as an appetizer or as a component in a noodle or fried rice dish.

Chamomile Hot Toddy

July 16, 2018

This is a cocktail described by London-based cocktail artist Bobby Hiddleston to provide a mildly alcoholic drink to aid sleep quality…

Bread Pudding

July 11, 2018

I’m not usually a fan of making dessert as the recipes usually have to be extremely precise and don’t allow for much improvization. I like…

Potato Fried Rice

July 11, 2018

Fried rice is an extremely flexible recipe that can accomodate many different types of meats and leftovers. I made this recipe with ground…

Beef and Broccoli

July 07, 2018

Beef and Broccoli is a staple “American Chinese” dish, and while it’s not terribly authentic, it is a quick and tasty dish that highlights…

Summer Vegetable Pasta

July 05, 2018

This is a light pasta dish with no sauce, but flavored through bacon fat, and bright summer vegetables.

Kiam Chai (Pickled Mustard Greens) Soup

June 26, 2018

This is a great homestyle chinese recipe that can use any leftover poultry bones. The mustard greens provide a great texture and crunch and…

Kyaukswe thoke (Burmese mixed rainbow salad)

June 25, 2018

My favorite traditional burmese salad is called Kyaukswe Lethoke, literally translated to “Noodles mixed with your hands”. The salad calls…

Cold Brew Iced Coffee

June 23, 2018

Steeping coarsely ground coffee in cold water overnight will create cold brew coffee, which produces a much less bitter and more nuanced and…

Stir-fried shrimp with green beans

June 02, 2018

This is a healthy and simple stir-fry recipe my Mom used to make. You can make it with any variety of shrimp, including baby shrimp or…

Foil wrapped Salmon with Spinach

May 31, 2018

This is an incredibly simple, healthy, almost zero-prep meal that can be made easily in about 30 minutes. The salmon packets can even be…

Savory Pumpkin Cake

May 31, 2018

Chinese turnip cake or “Luo bo gao” is a staple of Dim Sum restaurants. However, in my family the recipe was always made with pumpkin. The…

Instant Pot Meatball Congee

May 29, 2018

I like to make this meatball congee for a homestyle, easy to make meal that is great when it’s cold out or when you’re feeling under the…

Short Rib and Sausage Ragú

April 01, 2018

This is another of the Frank Prisinzano recipes that I’ve sort of been able toscrape from his various Instagram or Snapchat streams. He…

Pasta with Peas and Puréed Tomatoes

March 23, 2018

Celebrated East Village Italian Chef Frank Prisinzano lovingly describes his “Pasta with Peas” lovingly on his tumblr and Instagram, but he…

Barley Soup

February 11, 2018

When I have leftover chicken or turkey bones, either after Thanksgiving, or after ordering rotisserie chicken, I love to make this hearty…

Kung Pao Chicken

February 03, 2018

One of my favorite Chinese dishes to cook is not terribly authentic, but is delicious, and easy to make. Kung Pao Chicken is a takeout…

Sausage, Kale, and White Bean Stew

January 22, 2018

This is a quick meal that doesn’t require a lot of prep and can be easily prepared and cooked in about an hour, so it’s a great option for a…

Pot Stickers (Guo Tieh)

January 09, 2018

This isn’t a recipe as much as a way to document the precise cooking method I use for steam/frying frozen dumplings. Getting the right…

White Chicken Chili

December 28, 2017

I love this recipe because it is simple, comforting, and builds a really rich, complex flavor with a small set of ingredients and a very…

Spaghetti with Broccoli, Garlic, and Olive Oil

December 17, 2017

This is a dish I’ve enjoyed many times at Frank’s in the East Village. Frank Prisinzano, the chef himself, outlines some of the specific…

Ragu Bolognese Pasta

December 14, 2017

A good sauce is a simple combination of ingredients like ground meat, aromatic vegetables, and a base tomato sauce. If you have made the…

Omelet

December 11, 2017

My recipe for an omelet is pretty standard and simple but I wanted to write it down so I could tweak and improve it. I add pretty much any…

Lasagna

December 09, 2017

I like to use the “no boil” lasagna noodles, but I’ve found that you can even use the normal lasagna noodles and not pre-boil them before…

Marinara Sauce

December 09, 2017

A chunky, spicy tomato sauce is the base for many different Italian dishes we cook. This is a fairly traditional Sicilian marinara sauce…

Crispy Pan Roasted Salmon

December 04, 2017

This is the quickest weeknight meal I make, I just grab salmon and maybe a bed of greens and I can have dinner on the table in about 1…

Potato, Parsnip, and Egg Breakfast Hash

December 03, 2017

I had leftover potatoes and parsnips from the Lamb Stew I made the other day and decided to chop them up and make a hash for breakfast today…

Bodega-style Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich

December 02, 2017

The New York Bodega egg sandwich is a beautiful thing to see, and it’s easy to recreate at home. I recommend using a heavy cast iron…

Instant Pot Lamb Stew with Root Vegetables

December 01, 2017

This is a rustic french lamb stew that I like to make with large chunks of root vegetables. It’s hearty enough that it can be served as a…

Dan Bauk Chicken and Rice

November 29, 2017

The Burmese dish Dan Bauk is very similar to the Indian Biriyani. While the chicken curry and rice are normally prepared separately and…

Creamy Chicken Pasta

May 15, 2017

This is a clone of a recipe I’ve enjoyed at Ruby’s Cafe in SoHo. The goal is a garlicky cream sauce that doesn’t feel too heavy.

Instant Pot Beef Stew

May 07, 2017

This is a hearty beef stew that doesn’t require a lot of prep work. Using a pressure cooker like the Instant Pot cuts the cooking time in…

Blackened Brussels Sprouts

May 07, 2017

This is a simple side dish that never fails to please. The sprouts are a great, hearty side dish, a simple snack, or can even be a component…

Chicken Tikka Masala

May 07, 2017

I love Chicken Tikka Masala and have found various versions of it for a slow cooker that I’ve adapted and tweaked from various original…

Pasta Frittata

May 06, 2017

I’ve adapted this Mark Bittman NYTimes Recipe many times using either leftover pasta from previous dinners, or a box of mac and cheese from…

Ono Kyauk-Swe (Burmese Coconut Noodle Soup)

April 24, 2017

This is a popular traditional Burmese Coconut Noodle Soup Recipe. I’m using an electric slow cooker (the Instant Pot) to simplify a family…

Fujian-style Stir-Fried Noodles

April 23, 2017

This is my Dad’s recipe for fujian style egg noodles that I’ve adapted to be easy to cook on weeknights. Though the recipe calls for ground…