Sesame-Miso Slaw

Where have I been, people want to know. I’m flattered, really. I’ve been here all along, home on my computer, doing actual work. And when that work is done, the last thing I want to do is spend time at home on my computer doing leisure. Yes, I consider the website a leisure activity! I love it. The moral of this story is that I’m still trying to create a productive and fulfilling routine for myself here in Philadelphia, and … Continue reading

String Bean Tempura and Global Supper Club: Japan Edition

I grew up eating string bean tempura. For as long as I can remember, my whole family would meet for dinner at a hibachi restaurant, where the meal has remained consistent for, quite literally, my lifetime. First comes hot hand towels, followed in succession by soup, salad, shrimp and string bean tempura, the hibachi meal, and then the best vanilla bean ice cream, which my uncle would routinely melt into ice cream soup on the still-hot cooktop. For all of … Continue reading

Sweet and Savory Salmon Teriyaki

My new favorite bite: A perfectly poached cube of salmon, soaked in homemade teriyaki sauce and sprinkled with fresh chives. It is simple and pure. Inhale – take a bite – and on the exhale, say yummmmmm. Homemade teriyaki sauce is surprisingly simple to make and requires only three ingredients. It tastes exactly how teriyaki sauce is supposed to taste, and this recipe will likely make more than you need for the salmon. It can be stored in the refrigerator and … Continue reading