put all your egg rolls in my basket

Around St. Patrick’s Day I saw a brilliant blog post for how to turn a Reuben sandwich into an egg roll that got me thinking. Basically, I love egg rolls, but I had never tried to make them before (I have made dumplings before, but they are never quite as good as the gyoza or … Continue reading

Don’t worry, have a pinch of curry

One of my best friends (we’ll call her “The Gray Lady” as she is a particularly ardent New York Times devotee) was mourning the end of Mark Bittman’s column, “The Minimalist” with me when we decided to pay him homage and make one of his recipes together. Thankfully Bittman already did us the favor of … Continue reading

No misteak birthday dinner

For Max’s birthday dinner, he just wanted a classic steak and potatoes meal. Well, that was fine by me! I don’t get filet mignon too often, so it was kind of like a birthday dinner for me, too! Filet mignon (the “cute fillet” en fran├žais) is a tenderloin cut that is known as being very … Continue reading