A Chao making tasty chow wherever she is in the world.
  • Basic Duck Stock

    Basic Duck Stock

    After grilling up and devouring most of the duck, I was left with a carcass full of flavor potential. I decided to make up a simple duck stock to be used later on for soup.

  • Bing (Chinese Pancake)

    Bing (Chinese Pancake)

    You can't grill a duck without making some Chinese pancake to serve it in! These are extremely simple to make and authentic. See my Peking(ish) duck or Dan Bing recipes for serving ideas.

  • Grilled Peking(ish) Duck

    Grilled Peking(ish) Duck

    I recently found this delivery company based in Tbilisi that delivers fresh produce, meats, cheeses, and wine from small villages surrounding the city. They brought us this wonderful duck, so we decided to grill it up for some Peking(ish) duck served with bing (Chinese pancake), green onion, and hoisin. This ...

  • How to: Pasteurize Milk

    How to: Pasteurize Milk

    I am extremely thankful that I get fresh milk delivered every week. The cows that produce this milk actually graze in the fields behind my home, so it's as fresh as it gets. It truly is amazing. Since the milk is straight from the cow to my home, I need ...

  • Overnight Weekday White Bread

    Overnight Weekday White Bread

    I had heard about Ken Forkish's book, Flour Water Salt Yeast, and decided to try it out myself. All the talk has been true! The most simple recipe--the Overnight White Bread--results in such an amazing loaf of bread.

  • Banh Mi

    Banh Mi

    Chinese five spice pork, secret sauce, and fresh and pickled veggies make this sandwich extremely flavorful and refreshing. Thanks, Chef John of Food Wishes, for the great recipe!

  • "Scalloped" Potato

    "Scalloped" Potato

    I'm not a big fan of the traditional scalloped potato, so I decided to create a recipe that combined the idea of a scalloped potato with that of a hasselback potato. 

  • Rosemary Pork Chop

    Rosemary Pork Chop

    It wasn't until I reached adulthood that I found an appreciation for pork. The chop is such a wonderful cut of meat, and by just cooking it simply, you can create something wonderful.

  • Spiced Yellow Rice

    Spiced Yellow Rice

    This recipe came about when I was searching for an Uncle Ben's copycat recipe. It's nothing like the original, but it is quite the tasty side dish.  Add a tablespoon or more of butter for a richer side dish.