Noodles

Middle Eastern Tantanmen

Another delicious bowl in my Year of Ramen™️: a Middle Eastern spin on tantanmen. Instead of a regular sesame-chile broth, I made a garlicky beef broth with toasted sesame purée and preserved lemon, topped with a ragu of ground Anderson Ranches lamb seasoned with lots […]

Dandanmian

This is such a deceptively simple dish to make, provided you have a well-supplied larder. For the ragu, I browned ground Nicky Farms wild boar (pork would work, obviously) with a little bit of sesame oil, a few cloves of minced garlic, finely diced zha […]

German Yakisoba is a Thing, You Guys

You guys, I made German yakisoba. ??? Let me back up: I started with Nicky Farms’ incredible wild boar/pork caraway-dill sausage, roasted in a quickie choucroute garnis with Savoy cabbage and the juice/garlic/spices from my homemade sour dill pickles, fried onions and horseradish from my […]

Budae Jigae Wid It

It’s so delightfully crummy out so I made budae jigae for myself using *nice* ingredients like @umiorganic noodles, @olympiaprovisions hot dogs, Ota tofu, homemade kimchi and heirloom beans. The dashi is instant, but it’s still some fancy high-end stuff from Japan. The SPAM… is just […]

Autumn Ramen

Made some really delicious vegetarianish autumn ramen with @umiorganic noodles and tempura (kabocha-like bitterroot buttercup squash, purple sweet potato, shiitake, pumpkin blossom, onion, and green bean in simple rice flour/seltzer batter). Broth is smoky-sweet and concentrated; rich chicken stock seasoned with tentsuyu (use mushroom broth […]

Broccoli-Sausage Mac & Cheese

The boy wanted mac + chee for lunch, so I obliged: this time with the addition of kristianskaya sausage (v close to kielbasa), broccoli, and various nubbins of Swedish cheese from @ikeausa. It's like Milwaukee in a bowl, this. #macandcheese #lunch ? ? ? ? […]

Summer Ramen Makes Me Feel Fine

Summer ramen made with @nueskes impeccable cherry wood-smoked bacon; @umiorganic noodles (bouncy af); smoked pork dashi; peas, roasted tomatoes, corn, beans, squash blossoms, and scallions from the garden; plus a soy-marinated backyard egg. #dinnertonight #ramen #meatconcierge ? ? ? ? ? ? #bacon #noodles #vegetables […]

Hawaii Five-Ohhhhh

Was craving Hawaiian food (we were there this time last year) so I made tiny smorgasbord (clockwise from bottom-left): iceberg salad with carrot-ginger dressing like they have at Benihana &c; saimin salad with backyard egg, kamaboko, grilled spam, green onion, and cucumber (dashi, soy, sesame […]

A Brief History of Tuna Casserole

I wrote a spirited defense (and history) of tuna casserole for Taste. Check it out!

Leftovers Surprise

Had some leftover creamed peas and favas from @laurelhurstmarket (and the cream, spinach, and pancetta left from the mussels), so I did what I do best: hacked the shit out of that stuff into a whole new meal! Cooked a little orecchiette, Vietnamese melon, bolting […]