A small, tiny pot inspired this shrimp pasta. It started as just a tiny container from a local nursery. Then, like something out of a 1950s horror film, by August last summer, my French tarragon grew into a green tendril monster on the patio of my Seattle home. On a chilly … [Read more...] about Shrimp Pasta with Tarragon & Wilted Greens
Grilled Lamb with Rosemary & Olives and Instant Pot White Beans (Recipe)
This grilled lamb dish is my favorite recipe from The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry. In the book, it's listed by its French name, Agneau grillé mariné aux olives, artichauts et tomates. People who say they don't like lamb (like my mother) will like this dish. The earthy … [Read more...] about Grilled Lamb with Rosemary & Olives and Instant Pot White Beans (Recipe)
Why Is There Iodine in Table Salt and Is That a Bad Thing?
I was inspired by The Kitchen Counter Cooking School, but I was wondering why you're so against iodized table salt? Also, why is there iodine in table salt. Is this a bad thing? I've heard that people need a certain amount of iodine and it's impossible to get otherwise. Is this … [Read more...] about Why Is There Iodine in Table Salt and Is That a Bad Thing?
Recipe: Spicy Turkish Chicken Wings with Chili-Oregano Salt
I have a thing for chicken wings. Yes, I might be a French-trained chef and I have the ability to make complicate sauces and all that. But I love chicken wings. Hot wings, savory wings, smoked wings, you name it. They're a great vehicle for virtually any flavor profile. So when I … [Read more...] about Recipe: Spicy Turkish Chicken Wings with Chili-Oregano Salt
Eat Better and Waste Less Food in 2023
I have one word to sum up the past few years - Kuchisabishii. It's Japanese for "eating when you’re not hungry but you eat because your mouth is lonely." My mouth would get so lonely starting in March 2020 so often that I gained 20 pounds of pandemic weight. Is there a word … [Read more...] about Eat Better and Waste Less Food in 2023