Chicken Soup Extreme

I love this dish and it’s a soup that will definitely go on a future menu. It’s full of chicken bits, including shredded white meat, bits of bone with crunchy cartilage, blood cake and braised feet. It may sound a bit extreme, but it’s probably the kind of soup a chicken would hope to end…

Lucky Rice, Lucky Me

Lucky Rice is a festival that celebrates and promotes all things Asian– an event that speaks to my inner Asian self (I often tell people I’m half Asian and frequently I just get  nods. It’s practically the truth!). I’ve been traveling through the spicy lands for years now and feel very at home when I’m…

A New Adventure in Thailand Starts off Spicy

My first day in Bangkok was exactly what I wanted it to be. Actually maybe just a little bit more. I came off the airplane anxious to shake 22 hours of sitting out of my body. Oh yeah, first I had to take a taxi into the city. Then I could shake it off. A…

Young Cooks, Head East!

Spain, France and most recently Denmark are the hot spots for cooks looking to stage abroad. Up until it recently shuttered its doors, El Bulli was one of the greatest resume builders you could have. Arzak, Martin Berasategui, Mugaritz, Noma, along with the well established Michelin’ed restaurants of France are destinations for aspirational cooks looking…

The Other Version of Bangkok’s Weekend Market

I’ve been to Thailand more times than you can count on two hand.  I love traveling the world, but somehow, someway, I always seem to end up back in Bangkok.  Sometimes I’ll blame it on the fact that it’s just a great hub city.  I can catch a flight to most places in Asia from…