Miso Icelandic Cod (At Home)

I was wondering what to make for dinner this weekend, so I started asking the people around me what their favorite dishes were. (a little twisted, I know) One of them suggested (told me) miso cod. ‘Lo and behold, Icelandic cod was on sale at Whole Foods. This dish should be made with white miso, …

Pork Loin with Smoked Spices

Foodie friends of ours sent us some spices in the mail (Thank you!!). I think they know that we cook a lot of meat, and mentioned that we might like to try these spices out. Don’t mind if we do! Since it involved testing out new spices, my bf, the saucier, took charge. Here’s some …

Liang Fen (Chinese cold noodles)

When I was little, my mother told me that these were made from corn starch. I first knew that she was lying when I saw that she always used a packet with Chinese all over it, and our corn starch always came from the local American store. Before the internet, there were only 2 ways …

Lobsters in Bar Harbor, Maine

A lot of this happened yesterday, but I couldn’t blog because after 5 hours of kayaking, my arm was literally about to disconnect from my body. We had been in Maine for 2 whole days and had not eaten any lobster! We passed by numerous shacks and diners that advertise lobster, but since we already …

Primo (Rockland, Maine)

We stopped partway to Bar Harbor to visit this farm to table restaurant. Before we started eating, of course we had to visit the farm! The animals look pretty healthy. There were also ducks, but they were busy running around. My phone simply could not handle their liveliness. And that’s why we took a mental …

Bresca (Portland, Maine)

Bresca deserves all the James Beard nominations that it has gotten. This quaint restaurant – on a relatively quiet road in Portland – looked like someone’s dining room. With tables relatively close together, it barely sits 16. Someday if I have a country house, I’d like some of this decor… small metal animals that hold …

Roast Chicken

Since the crab post took precedence, I pushed the roast chicken post to tonight even though I made it yesterday. But it was a big chicken, and I actually had it today too! I don’t know if you have to, but I find that my poultry are always more successful when I brine them. I …

Bidding for Maryland Blue Crabs

VICTORYLOVESPREPARATION. I’ve been dreaming about bidding on fresh blue crabs, getting them steamed to order, and then chowing away like a savage in some wooden shelter by the dock with no seats. But in order to do something like this, one has to do it right. I did a lot of research before going to …

Jaleo (Washington D.C.)

Since Jose Andres treated us so well at Zaytinya, we decided to go to Jaleo for brunch the next day. Really funky and fun decor around the bar area. There’s a bull in the back if you look carefully. In front of us at the bar were pictures of people’s dirty pants and shoes jumping. …

Zaytinya (Washington D.C.)

Jose Andres owns several restaurants in Washington D.C. Unlike many other chefs that do this sort of thing in the big city… Jose Andres cooks several different kinds of cuisine. Despite being an alumni of el Bulli, his highest ranked restaurant was Mediterranean: Zaytinya. Overall this was a great restaurant. Probably the most coherent one …