Category: Food

  • Notes and remarks on my Wok Hei Lettuce with Chopped Salted Chiles

    Top-down photo of chopped salted chiles into a 1-cup mason jar.

    This is another promotional post about the anthology about recipes and cooking called Feeding the Muse, edited by Leona Wisoker. I’ll get the promotional stuff out of the way under the fold (the 2nd chapter), then go on to the writing about this section of my chapter.

  • On contributing to an anthology about cooking

    This post is both promotional and musing, so to get the promotional stuff out of the way, read more, and I’ll try to stuff it all into the first paragraph.

  • 2018 SGV Trip, Day 4 (Monday)

    Green Onion Pancake with egg, served on an undersized white rectangular plate.

    Good morning! This is the (delayed) fourth diary entry for a trip we just finished taking through the San Gabriel Valley with some friends. You can find the map here, which has some photos and may also have comments as the trip goes on, tied to each location we visit, and organized according to date. […]

  • 2018 SGV Trip, Day 3 (Sunday)

    Spring Onion Chicken in Pepper Sauce served in a white oval bowl. White cut chicken in a spicy green oil and sauce with metal serving spoon.

    Good afternoon! This is the (delayed) third diary entry for a trip we just finished taking through the San Gabriel Valley with some friends. You can find the map here, which has some photos and may also have comments as the trip goes on, tied to each location we visit, and organized according to date. […]

  • 2018 SGV Trip, Day 2 (Saturday)

    Good afternoon! This is the (delayed) second diary entry for a trip we just finished taking through the San Gabriel Valley with some friends. You can find the map here, which has some photos and may also have comments as the trip goes on, tied to each location we visit, and organized according to date. […]

  • 2018 SGV Trip, Day 1 (Friday)

    Overhead shot of Kang Kang Food Court's sheng jian bao.

    Also get some dumplings. seriously. What are you? An Animal?

  • 2017 Thanks Taking

    Two place settings, the centerpiece, a candle, the cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, gravy, and the meat plate.

    Let me start with a statement about “Thanksgiving”. We’re supposed to give thanks for all that we have. That’s great, but it elides the genocides, massacres, and wars that US settlers had with the natives of North America before taking possession. It elides the biological warfare. It elides centuries of neglect, abuse, and outright murder […]

  • About Pupusas

    Said I on some social medium somewhere, “If you ever come to California and find yourself driving ‘the 5’ (highway 5) from south to north or north to south, time it so you get to Tita’s Pupuseria in Buttonwillow for lunch or snack or dinner. Hands down the best I’ve ever had. They often have […]