We’re talkin shiit(ake) tonight

It may not be shocking to hear that I’ve enjoyed chicken marsala many times before, but it certainly won’t be shocking to hear that I’ve always picked around the mushrooms. Picky eaters don’t eat dinner without flicking something off the plate, after all. But I decided tonight would be different. That’s why I made NYTContinue reading “We’re talkin shiit(ake) tonight”

Shichimi Togarashi: The Japanese spice that makes green peppers good

A couple months ago, I was at a friend’s house enjoying grilled shishito peppers for the first time. Charred and extra salty, the peppers had just a slight heat and were the perfect, poppable side to burgers. Ever since then, I’ve wanted to remake that side but have yet to come across shishito peppers inContinue reading “Shichimi Togarashi: The Japanese spice that makes green peppers good”

Salmon: I cooked it and lived to tell the tale

Seafood, specifically fish, has always been the boogeyman to me. It smells, I can’t tell when it’s done cooking, and if there are any remnants of scales left to remind me that I’m eating a fish, I’m out. So when my sister-in-law texted me a picture of my soon-to-be-one-year-old niece enjoying salmon for dinner, IContinue reading “Salmon: I cooked it and lived to tell the tale”