I love to eat at Korean restaurants but I’ll confess that I don’t have much experience cooking traditional Korean cuisine, aside from one brief attempt at making kimchi. When I studied in Seoul, our tour guides took us to the Kimchi Field Museum where we learned about the national dish and did a short kimchi making
While my family doesn’t have any true Easter traditions, we always try to go out for an indulgent breakfast or brunch. I’m a sucker for a grand buffet at a nice hotel, and many years we’ve been out of town and able to enjoy some wonderful Easter brunches. Two of the most memorable were at the Ritz
A few weeks ago I shared an interview with one of my best friends, Jess Chen. In that interview, Jess shared memories from her childhood in Taiwan and her post-grad life living in nearly every major city in the United States. Be sure to check out the interview here: The Hungry Traveler Interview with Jess Chen.
Earlier this week, I finished reading Blood, Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton. It’s often regarded as one of the best chef memoirs, and up until last week, I was certain I had already read it. I had an image in my head of myself laying on the beach in the Outerbanks in North Carolina reading
Great cooking starts with great recipes. Although we are lucky to be just a Google search away from any recipe we could ever need, not all recipes are created equal. Pinterest is a great place to look for inspiration and ideas, but I worry about the credibility and quality of many Pinterest recipes. Instead, I rely on sources
We don’t have a tradition for breakfast on Christmas. Some years we have a make ahead casserole, others we have some pastries and fruit, and last year I made biscuits and gravy. While our breakfast always changes, our lunch does not. As soon as we’re done opening presents, these baked ham and swiss sandwiches
I’m not the kind of girl that likes a healthy breakfast. I’m a pancakes and bacon, biscuits and gravy, chocolate croissant and cinnamon roll type of girl. I’d much rather skip breakfast and just have coffee than try to choke down a greek yogurt or protein shake. It just doesn’t work for me. But, sometimes your
Here’s an easy recipe for making a graham cracker crust. While you can buy these in the store, it’s easy and much more delicious if you make it yourself. There really is no reason not to as all you need to do is melt some butter and stir it together with graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and cinnamon.
When someone finds out I cook for a living, one of their first questions is usually “What’s your favorite thing to cook?” and until recently I’ve never had a good answer. But I think I’ve finally figured it out. I like to cook food that has a story or reminds me of a special memory or
Forget the skillet. The best way to cook bacon is in the oven. Here’s why: 1. No grease splatters on you or all over your kitchen. 2. Easier clean up – just wash the sheet pan. 3. Free space on your stovetop that can be used for eggs, pancakes, whatever. 4. Hands-off cooking. Throw the bacon