19 Nov

Karl’s Stuffing Tips

It’s not your average stuff, that stuff you place beside the bird. And if it is, it might be time to rethink your stuffing routine.

11 Jun

Happy Father’s Day

It’s time to celebrate Dad with a story from KB and his Father’s smoked salmon with naan recipe. Cheers to Dad!

3 Feb

Wüsthof Shop in Shop

It should come as no surprise that Wüsthof is one of our favorite vendors. We look forward to their visits, and we start planning their next visit before we’ve even finished their current visit. Using the word “vendor” might actually be selling them short. They are more than vendors. They’re collaborators, friends, advisors, and confidants. And…

31 Jan

Seared Scallops on Poached Asparagus, served with a soy, ginger and maple glaze

Many years ago, we visited Nobu, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s watershed Japanese restaurant in Los Angeles. Of course, the evening was awesome and our lingering memory is that of the asparagus dish. The beautiful, alternating rows of perfectly prepared and stacked asparagus were as much a work of art as they were tasty. The visual stuck with us…

30 Jan

Vietnamese Affogato

This has become one of our go-to, tasty options for something quick and sweet after dinner. Traditional affogato is a few shots of Italian espresso poured over vanilla ice cream. Quick stir and demitasse spoon are all that’s needed. Yum. We’ve taken the idea and added a few twists. Vietnamese coffee has a spectacular flavor…

27 Jan

Chili con Queso

Or is it Queso Fundido? Or, maybe just straight-up Queso? Around Cooks, we just call it “Queso — When is it ready??” or “Queso — Where did it all go??!” To be totally transparent, this is one of those recipes where you shouldn’t focus on what it is, rather, how it tastes. Yup, it’s made with Velveeta….

26 Dec

The Absolute Best Chicken Recipe Ever!

We absolutely love the umami goodness of fish sauce. Well, to take it a step further … we pretty much love all the cuisines of Southeast Asia. Fresh herbs, hot peppers, coconut milk, tons of veggies, easy proteins with inexpensive cuts. Grilling, braising, fresh, stewed. You name it. Our copies of Jeff Alford and Naomi…