Paradise Yamamoto’s recipe for Bacon & Egg Carbonara Potstickers and Cookbook Review: Gyoza

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Are you obsessed with gyoza, potstickers, and dumplings? Me too!

I_GRPyuAParadise Yamamoto’s book, Gyoza: The Ultimate Dumpling Cookbook: 50 Recipes from Tokyo’s Gyoza King – Pot Stickers, Dumplings, Spring Rolls and More!, gives recipes for the classic chopped meat and meat and vegetable fillings that everyone knows and loves. Then he shows you all the things possible with gyoza. The book is filled with 50 wildly creative, delicious potstickers. He shows 7 different ways to fold them, and 6 ways to cook them. The folds have a definite learning curve to them, but they will be delicious right away. You’ve got plenty of time to improve those folds! And it gets a little easier each time. Especially if you obsessively cook your way through the book! 😀 Continue reading “Paradise Yamamoto’s recipe for Bacon & Egg Carbonara Potstickers and Cookbook Review: Gyoza”

Jen’s Kitchen Sink Popcorn and Embracing Epic Fails

It was Christmas morning. There was a few inches of snow blanketing everything and big fluffy flakes were still falling from the sky. There was a fire blazing in the fireplace. <Okay, ours is a gas fireplace with a switch to flip on the wall next to the mantle, so it’s not exactly a production.> Christmas music was blasting. The dining table was decked out to the nines. I’d made fabulously fragrant monkey bread, and Jacques Pépin’s quiche, and gotten those onto the table along with nice strong coffee and kicked-up mimosas. I just had to finish up my strawberry Santas. I’d taken a shortcut and bought whipped cream in a can. It comes with its own dispenser. Genius, right?! Continue reading “Jen’s Kitchen Sink Popcorn and Embracing Epic Fails”

I have a massive food crush on Samin Nosrat. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat.

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I have a *massive* food crush on Samin Nosrat.     She has the enthusiasm and food joy of Julia Child.     She’s a natural teacher.     She doesn’t want to impress you, but rather wants to demystify everything about the kitchen so that you can cook well. And by you, I mean everybody.     She doesn’t want you to follow exact directions.     She wants you to actually understand. That’s pretty powerful stuff! Continue reading “I have a massive food crush on Samin Nosrat. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat.”

Derek Bissonnette’s French Onion Soup recipe and Cookbook review: Soup: The Ultimate Book of Soups and Stews

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71AlYWqoTvLIs there anything more wonderful when it’s cold outside than a nice hot bowl of soup?! I found the most amazing soup book, Soup: The Ultimate Book of Soups and Stews! It really is the be-all and end-all encyclopedia of soup. If you love soup, you need this. It has everything. It’s got easy peasy soups for kitchen newbies and fabulous gourmet soups for when you want to stretch your culinary muscles. The recipes are perfection. Continue reading “Derek Bissonnette’s French Onion Soup recipe and Cookbook review: Soup: The Ultimate Book of Soups and Stews”