My sister visited from Philadelphia last year. She brought along a box of her favorite coffee making appliances. Looking through the box contents, I thought she was setting up a coffee shop in my kitchen. Like me, she prefers to grind coffee beans before brewing them. The next morning, she unloads the contents of the box
The day I arrived in Costa Rica, I asked the driver transporting me to the hotel for a recommendation for good place to get fresh brewed coffee. Costa Rican coffee is known for its high quality and rich flavor due to the nutrients found in the volcanic soil and growing environment. I only found out
Last April I decided to purchase an authentic Chinese wok. Ironically, having worked in a Chinese restaurant growing up, I had never owned one. For some reason, I felt an underlying intimidation factor that came with wok ownership. There was the question of, is it even worth it to own a wok even though a household
Supposedly, there are two methods to cook the “perfect” steak. The first method is to cook the steak sous-vide and then sear it at high heat for a flavorful crust. The second is to reverse cook the steak and then finish with a high heat sear. I had never heard of reverse searing a steak.
While I have already stated my apathetic feelings towards sriracha, the video by HYPEBEAST is still enjoyable to watch. If you’re the person who squirts loads of sriracha on everything, head on over to srirachamovie.com to watch the documentary.
We’ve all done it when it comes to preparing garlic for a meal. The famous chef’s knife garlic smash. Chefs on television do it all the time, so it must be correct, right? I was on Reddit last night and a post caught my attention. A Redditor by the name of PepperCookie posted a picture
Last week, a particular post about using a rice cooker to cook a giant pancake took the food world by storm. Of course it caught my interest as I love pancakes and thought it would be fun to experiment with. At what point is a pancake no longer a pancake, but is just a cake?
A couple of weeks ago, my fiance looked into my freezer and said, “no, ice cream?” Reading between the lines, I told her that we would go pick up some ice cream at the grocery store. As we walked to the store’s ice cream section, I had only one brand, Edy’s Slow Churned. It’s my
Last week I was at my friends engagement party. There was plenty of food, but there was one item in particular that I could not stop eating. To me, it reminded me of zongzi, a popular Chinese food that consists of glutinous rice filled with meat, and wrapped in a bamboo leaf. Of course, this
When I visit Philadelphia from time to time, there’s a Vietnamese restaurant that I go to satiate my pho cravings. At Pho Ha, the portions are generous and the broth is oh so tasty. It’s also the only pho place that I’ve been to that serves a particular type of side garnish. The usual suspects