Braised Short Rib with Cherry Cola Marinade

Eddie Huang, of Baohaus (the restaurant, not the architecture movement) and Fresh Off the Boat fame, was known for his Chairman Bao bao. When he first conceived it, it was made with skirt steak using a slightly modified Chinese braised beef recipe. Later on at his restaurant Baohaus, he served it with pork belly marinated with …

Lupulo: Portuguese in NYC

There aren’t many Portuguese restaurants in NYC. I’ve been to George Mendes older NYC restaurant, Aldea, but found it a little too contrived. When ethnic restaurants try too hard to be high end, it often turns a little French and the cultural story is muddled. Lupulo, decorated with beer jugs on the window and giant rope knots …

Dreams of sausages shaped like squid

You know how in some Asian animation (or maybe in real life) the sausages are shaped like little squid? Yes? No? Okay well I dreamt about it. When you cook sausage, the casing contracts, and any cut flips open. We’re going to use this concept to make our little squids. First, the sausage has to …

Peach Cobbler

What happens when life gives you crushed peaches from an extra day of shipping? You make peach cobbler. My mom sent me the most wonderful white peaches. It is possibly my favorite fruit – the only one that I’d board an airplane for. But somehow the package ended up being delayed, and half the peaches …