Remembering the Joy of Cooking: Paper Cutout Oven by Lucy Engelman


It's almost Friday, so how about something sweet and fun? This mini paper cutout oven by Lucy Engelman is modeled after the one in her family's kitchen. She keeps it on her studio desk to remind her of all the "happy, delicious moments" she's had with family in the past, and the ones to come when she heads into the kitchen to cook after a day's work. More


Tip: Use Chopsticks as a Cooking Tool

Most non-Asian cooks aren't aware that chopsticks are more than just an eating utensil. They also make great cooking tools. In fact, there are special cooking chopsticks (saibashi in Japanese) that are a little longer and sometimes joined at the end with a string for just that purpose. More


Banana Bread, From Basic to Brilliant: 10 Recipes Inspired by Banana Bread — Recipe Roundup

Yesterday we took a look at deep-fried banana bread and since then it's the only thing that's consumed my brain. All bananas all the time. To help get my mind off the subject I've rounded up our favorite banana bread treats and am headed into the kitchen for some serious quality testing. Which recipe will you make tonight? More


Chris Upgrades His Kitchen Cabinets with IKEA Drawer Pull-Outs — Kitchen Improvement Project

2012_08_08-IKEA_Kitchen_Convert_Doors_into_Drawers_2152.jpgIt is essential to be organized in the kitchen. Cooking can be stressful enough as it is. Who needs the extra frustration of shuffling through cabinets searching for the next ingredient? My wife and I solved our own storage dilemma once and for all by converting all of our lower kitchen cabinets — originally outfitted as cabinets with regular doors — into cupboards made of drawers. Now finding things couldn't be easier. More


3 Questions For My Favorite Asian Chef

0809_jey01.jpg"I've never been interviewed before", said my sister-in-law when I asked if she could tell me a little about her cooking. She's the best Asian cook I know. Half Japanese, half Filipino, Jey grew up in Los Angeles. It was there that she was brought up on her mother's mealtime customs and where she learned to cook a mish mash of delicious Japanese and Filipino dishes that she continues to share with our family today. More


Recipe: Master Cleanse Chicken — Recipes from The Kitchn

2012-8-9-master-cleanse-chicken-finals-1.jpgOnce upon a time long ago, a friend of mine told me she was doing a crazy thing called the Master Cleanse; for something like thirty days she consumed only a tonic made from water, lemon juice, cayenne pepper and maple syrup. This, of course, went down in California. Since then I've tried the Master Cleanse once, for three miserable days, and bombed.

Fast forward to today: years have passed and I find myself in Northern California on a two-week trip, having all kinds of wonderfully familiar cliché Californian experiences likw leaving the house unlocked, being greeted by neighbors with "dear gentle people," meeting a local couple who founded a nudist peace movement, walking through clouds of patchouli at the hardware store, and always being given the option for soy, rice or almond milk in my coffee.



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