Gilding the Lily since 2006

Lately

New Year Ramen

View this post on Instagram I love traditional New Year foods so much: noodles for longevity, Hoppin’ John and greens for abundance and prosperity. And smoked duck broth for…well, because it’s delicious and I need to clear freezer space to make room for more creativity […]

Boar Shoulder Ragù

View this post on Instagram This year for Christmas dinner (which I’m doing tomorrow instead) I wanted to think beyond traditional turkey or ham, so I slow-braised this wild boar shoulder for four hours in wine, homemade pork stock and tomatoes (mirepoix and tons of […]

Spirited Away

A Century Ago, Portland’s Elite Were Obsessed with the Occult

I wrote about the history of Portland’s foray into Ouija madness for Portland Monthly.

Garden Borscht

With tons of extra snips of things. View this post on Instagram I am finally back in my own kitchen, and after half a week of eating nothing but dumplings, noodles, and Japanese junk food, all I want to eat is vegetables. Luckily, I had […]

Eating in Richmond, B.C.

We had a lovely long weekend trip to Richmond, British Columbia, and stuffed ourselves on dumplings and noodles. View this post on Instagram This fading, Mall 205-esque shopping centre has a food court spot with better dumplings than any B&M in Portland. Aunties stand here […]

Black Nightshade and Bierocks

A story I wrote is in the Fall/Winter 2018 issue of Oregon Humanities magazine. I hope you enjoy!

Big Smokies

Kitschy party food is the best. View this post on Instagram I love kitschy party food *way* too much. But those giant vacu-packs of feedlot beef/pork wienies (aka meats of questionable provenance) are kinda gross. Here’s a solution! Brown and slice two packs of @nicky.usa […]

Tea-Smoked Duck

Totally doable indoors without setting off your alarms! View this post on Instagram This holiday season, why not try something different? Turkey and ham are always nice, but this @maryschicken duck is really something else, and smoking it Zhangcha-style —with tea— is an easy kitchen […]

Curry Goat Kofta

Goat Meatballs with Barbari Bread

View this post on Instagram Goat kofta with yogurt and homemade barbari bread, savory and warming. The ground goat comes in one-pound packs from @nicky.usa now, one of their in-house Nicky Farms products that I’m really excited about! Here it’s mixed with minced garlic and […]