Kimchi Fried Rice with Sesame Leaves & Seaweed

Kimchi is addictive. It’s a Korean dish of raw veggies (cabbage is common) fermented with garlic and a variety of spices. My mother-in-law makes some of the best kimchi I’ve ever eaten. It’s got that spicy, savory, sweet, mouth-puckering, [...]

Japanese Chicken & Cabbage Dashi Hot Pot

Hot Pot is one of those rare dishes that straddle the line between meal and activity. A steaming pot of rich and savory broth is cooked over a portable burner in the middle of the table. Then various meats and vegetables are added into the broth [...]

MISO FISH SOUP with Scallions and Tofu

My mom is the go-to soup expert in the family. I think my boys would live off her dashi broth if given the chance. Her secret is that she brings the broth to a full boil. While a lot of recipes will have you keep the dashi at a gentle simmer in [...]

CLASSIC CHINESE Pork and Cabbage Dumplings

We are a dumpling family. These little gems are juicy and savory all wrapped up in pretty bite-sized packages. And they always end up on our table, whether we're at home or eating out. We've been ordering the dumplings at Din Tai Fung for years, [...]

Beef Bone Broth with ginger and scallion

I grew up with the stuff and now I make it for my boys on a weekly basis. It’s nutrient-rich and makes for a comforting drink on its own, or even an amazing stock. And now, it looks like bone broth may even create stronger bones and joints, [...]

Roasted Squash & Mushrooms WITH FARRO

Back home and feeling like mighty mushroom hunters, we made a dish featuring trumpet mushrooms, butternut squash and nutty farro. The dish is the perfect expression of fall, combining the sweetness of the squash, the rich umami flavor of the [...]

Easy, cheesy homemade mac & cheese with sage

It’s ridiculously simple: no roux, no baking, no mustard or cayenne. Sage oil lends some earthiness, and, because there’s no béchamel, all of the creaminess comes from the cheese itself, which means an intense burst of cheese flavor. The recipe [...]