It’s crab season in the bay area, and that always gets me excited. We don’t even own a proper set of crackers and those little forks used for digging out crustacean meat, but that doesn’t stop us from improvising with other kitchen gadgets to get at those morsels of sweet, succulent Dungeness goodness just as well. When I first [...]
Don’t go running when you hear that this is a recipe for microwaved fish. I wasn’t a believer at first, but then I tried it. Now, it’s a regular part of my weeknight menu sets. My Aunty L. started making salmon this way, and I think she got her inspiration from a pre-packaged marinated salmon that [...]
What’s the antidote to a cold, dark, and rainy pre-spring night? For me, this evening, it was a steaming hot bowl of tangy and rich cioppino. As I listened to the weather forecast this morning, which called for heavy rains throughout the day, followed by sinking temps at night, I found myself fixating on something hearty, full-flavored, and savory. [...]
AboutI like Zip mins, spam musubi, and the butterfish misoyaki at The Cal. I've never been a fan of the loco moco but, now that I'm 3000 miles from my hometown of Honolulu, Hawaii, nearly everything from the islands makes me salivate. I currently live (and cook) in the San Francisco bay area, and have inevitably fallen in with "buying local" and organically-grown foods. I enjoy recreating the foods I grew up with - recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation in my family. And, as a working home cook, I try to prepare a lot of fast and healthful meals. Part recipe book, part cultural memoire, and travel journal, here is where I document all of my gastronomical experiences. I think of my kitchen as a blend of past and present, and I believe that where we call home is what we serve on our plates. Questions or comments about anything here? Feel free to post your comments directly, or email me at email@example.com.