Tomatoes

Sometimes I feel like human beings were never meant to live at the scale we currently do. Just yesterday, two passengers on a Delta airlines flight refused to wear masks–forcing the plane to return to the gate and have them removed. I wonder if this would have happened before the consolidation of the Internet, back…

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Charsiu Pork

Because I can’t figure out how to turn off the Netflix auto-preview feature, every time I log on, I am pummeled with the same trailers of the shows the company’s algorithm thinks I want to watch. One of these shows is the Emmy-nominated Chef’s Table, a docu-series that profiles various famous chefs around the world…

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Umeboshi BBQ Sauce

I like to think that this sauce is a truly original creation for which I can take credit, though as with all foods, that probably isn’t the case. But because that reality has never stopped anyone else from claiming invention, I’m just going to go ahead and do that here until told otherwise. It’s a…

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Grilled Corn with Kombu Butter

In these trying times, we all rely on sources of comfort to ground us, to hold things in perspective as the vast world spins, indifferent. I would like to share one of mine that has never let me down, which is the app LinkedIn. There is something uniquely reassuring about knowing that even people who…

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Stewed Chicken

Sometimes I think back to the time when recipes on the Internet did not come ensnared in ads and autoplay videos, all throbbing with that yearning pulse of SEO optimization. How varied our tastes and expressions were back then!

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Crispy Skin Salmon and Herbs

Food is like the weather. Experienced by all, it makes for reliable small talk, both accessible and banal. We’ve all been there. Be it with a coworker or an in-law or those friends we meet for brunch on a quarterly basis, there we find ourselves, again and again, circling that conversational cul-de-sac, dutifully providing our views…

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