Chinese New Year

Dan Dan Noodles & Tiny Egg Tarts

One of the most beautiful parts of New York City life is what we might call “culinary window shopping.” In so many neighborhoods, you can gaze into shops and spot beautiful, tantalizing dishes and ingredients you’ve never seen or eaten before. New York’s many Chinatowns (in Manhattan, Queen and Brooklyn) are home not only to… Continue reading Dan Dan Noodles & Tiny Egg Tarts

July 4

Grilled Vietnamese Pork with Salad & Rice Noodles and Summer Berry Bundt Cake

We’ve reached the high-summer holiday of July 4th, the quintessential get-out-there-and-enjoy-the-heat American rite of passage. Americans associate July 4th with grilling, beer, fireworks, parades, flags, and celebrating freedom–in more or less that order. It’s a super patriotic day that occasions fireworks even in remote American outposts. If you do a quick poll of friends and… Continue reading Grilled Vietnamese Pork with Salad & Rice Noodles and Summer Berry Bundt Cake

Pentecost

Seafood Pot Au Feu, Aïoli and Massa Sovada

Pentecost, the seventh Sunday after Easter, is considered the true “birthday” of the Christian Church. On this day, Christians believe that the Holy Ghost entered the bodies of Jesus’s apostles and caused them to “speak in tongues.” This event marked the first time (in Christian history) that man communicated directly with God, and to this day,… Continue reading Seafood Pot Au Feu, Aïoli and Massa Sovada