Pork Chop Rice (Pai Gu Fan)

Pork Chop Rice (Pai Gu Fan)

Growing up, the other kids my age on the street were Taiwanese. After school, their moms would bring us bian dangs (lunch/bento boxes) that they’d pick up from neighborhood Taiwanese cafes. Pai Gu Fan was always one of them. Thinking about those boxes makes me Read More

That Dinner Party: Taco Fiesta

That Dinner Party: Taco Fiesta

Hello hello! As many of you already know, I love to have people over. Intimate dinners, larger parties – I love them all. I am convinced that in a former life I was an Italian grandmother who loved to feed people. I constantly get asked, Read More

A sliver of Rome: Tomato Ricotta Pasta Recipe

A sliver of Rome: Tomato Ricotta Pasta Recipe

Rome is a walking museum. The entire city is filled with historic monuments, sculptures, buildings, and cathedrals at every turn – history is everywhere. I still remember walking through the streets of Rome, past the Roman Forum, rushing to catch the Colosseum at sunset. Waiting Read More

Eat & Explore: New Orleans

Eat & Explore: New Orleans

New Orleans has been at the top of my intra-US travel list for a while. And it finally happened, though it nearly didn’t. Let’s just say, trying to make a 7am flight after landing past midnight from a different trip isn’t the world’s best idea. Read More

Barcelona: Donde para comer

Barcelona: Donde para comer

After my first trip to Barcelona last year, I had drafted up a “places to eat” post that I never got around to finishing and publishing… well, second time’s the charm, right? During my first trip, I stayed near the city center which was great Read More

Puttanesca Pasta Recipe

Puttanesca Pasta Recipe

I’d been eating a ton of olives, anchovies, and other ‘smelly’ foods while in Spain and my jetlagged self remembered that these were also the key ingredients to puttanesca at around 3am while unable to sleep. I went to the market the next morning (read: Read More