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Year of the Dog

Happy Lunar New Year! That would be the good one. Today kicks off the Year of the Dog (狗), or more specifically, the Year of the Earth Dog. The current Year of the Dog is supposed to be a generally good year, but requiring some hard work, perseverance, and fiscal responsibility. I think things will […]

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Apple roses

Year of the Monkey

Happy Lunar New Year! That would be the good one. Today kicks off the Year of the Monkey (猴), or more specifically, the Year of the Fire Monkey. Depending on the circles that one runs in, it’s either supposed to be a rollercoaster because the Monkey is lively, but I’ll look to 孫 悟 空 (Sun Wu-kong;  […]

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Macarons from Le Salon du thé de Joël Robuchon (Hong Kong)

The Good Stuff

The Good Stuff. The way to describe the better things one might have or want to have, be it booze, food, booze and food… It’s the secret stash of the items that you don’t schlep out for the unwashed masses, but rather that you save to share with those who 1) might matter and 2) […]

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American Thanksgiving again

It’s American Thanksgiving again! As I’ve said before, this apparently the most important holiday south of the 49th. Honestly I would have guessed Xmas (aka the holiday that got moved to December because early Christians needed something that would replace the gambling, rampant overeating and drunkenness that was the Roman holiday of Saturnalia), but I’d […]

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The finished crème brulée

Lemongrass and ginger crème brulée

So, that last iteration of « la Vache espagnole » pop-up where I didn’t quite make what I wanted was notable for a couple of things, including the fact that I made a lemongrass and ginger creme brulee (which should be spelt crème brulée and which I will do) dessert. Weigh the impact of that […]

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Make whatever you want

“Make whatever you want.” It’s one of those Kobayashi Maru scenarios that a lot of chefs and cooks face when thinking about making a meal, doing event planning or planning dinner party menus. On the honorable side and with polite, civilized avant-garde diners, make whatever you want can transcend to omakase (お任せ), which translates into […]

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Year of the Snake

新年快樂 ! Happy New Year! you know, the good one. 😀 The very eventful Year of the Dragon has drawn to a close and the apparently calm and tranquil Year of the Snake is formally underway. As with every year, lots of last-minute cleaning to sweep last year’s blah out the door and prep the […]

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Clarification at 20 minutes

Old school clarification

This is what happens when you do something half-a$$ed in the kitchen. I originally wanted to make a nice Chinese oxtail bouillon for my parents because they’re about to step back into the beginning of winter back on the Big Croissant. I figure it would be a nice warming bowl that provides a lot of […]

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