Mar 19

Trinh Diem Vy is a third generation Vietnamese cook and is considered one of the country’s most reputable restaurateurs. During a trip to Hoi An a few years ago I had the opportunity to take a class at her famous Morning Glory Cooking School and the experience was undoubtedly the highlight of my time in [...]

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Aug 03

About twenty minutes from my house there is a bakery that makes decent bread. But in DC traffic some days it can be more like forty minutes, and it is definitely not worth the drive just for that. The chicken salad there, on the other hand, is a different story. Piled high on chewy chiabbata [...]

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Feb 14

I have a new resolution to cut back on my daily trips to the market, and utilize what is already in stock in my kitchen. Months can go by without me remembering that, for no particular recipe, I purchased several bags of Beluga lentils to have for a rainy day. The obvious incentive for utilizing [...]

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Feb 22

Sometimes it’s the simplest recipes that take the longest to master. I struggled for nearly five years to find a recipe for really crispy fried chicken that I could make at home and be fully satisfied with. More often than not the results turned out tasteless, soggy and grease slicked pieces of chicken that after [...]

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