Category: Food

Foods That Changed Me; Fish Sauce Chicken Wings

Ask any foodie, and they can probably rattle off a handful of meals that had a profound effect on them - dishes that changed their perspective on an ingredient or culture, that inspired them to learn a new technique, that evoke a particular memory, that have a hold on them in a way that can ...

The Mystery of the Green Soup: Caldo Verde

One of my favorite soups for both warm weather and cold is caldo verde - Portuguese for, appropriately enough, "green soup", a name that comes from copious amounts of thinly sliced leafy kale, giving it a deep green color in the bowl. It has a short, inexpensive ingredient list - consisting of olive oil, garlic, kale, potato, ...

Army Stew, and the Allure of Stone Soups

Korean food was once a rarity in Seattle, but over the past ten-ish years it has spread like wildfire, to my never-ending delight. Tofu soup and tabletop BBQ joints have popped up in neighborhoods all over the city, and with them comes, every so often, my favorite Korean dish: budae jjigae, AKA “Johnson Tang”, AKA ...

A picture of raclette being served.

Raclette is Food Porn for Cheese Fetishists

“Are you sure you’re ready for this?” The woman standing in front of me holds up her heavy-bladed scraping knife and raises her eyebrows. Her tone of voice would be appropriate for the attendant at a bungee jump, or a skydiving instructor. I nod and try to hide the excitement in my voice. “I’m ready, ...