February 6, 2018

Dumpling Wrappers - China Sichuan Food

February 6, 2018

Breaking the Fast

Ritual. A morning breakfast ritual is very powerful. If you’re single, it’s sets the tone for your day. If you have a family, it brings you closer together. I don’t mind getting up early to make breakfast, because it’s something more than just breaking the fast.” It’s basic to our humanity.

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February 5, 2018

Abandoned Fishing Village in China Reclaimed by Nature

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February 4, 2018

Pan Cooked Noodles

This was a test of a new cooking technique for noodles I learned. Blanch the noodles in boiling salted water and then finish cooking in a pan. Keep scooping the salted water into the pan until the noodles are nearly done. Then I added some tomato sauce and finished them up in the pan. Served with a bit of parmesan cheese and some parsley. Kids loved it. #foodporn #cooking

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February 2, 2018

Count Dracula’s Recipe for Creme Brulee

This guy cracks me up. One of the comments said that this video was Count Dracula’s cooking tips” and I just laughed out loud.

That said, this is a good and fast recipe for Creme Brulee. My notes and recipe below.


2 cups heavy cream with pinch of salt 1.5 oz of sugar 4 egg 1/2 vanilla bean (scraped)


  • Add half sugar to cream, the other half to 4 yolks
  • Add vanilla to cream (or extract)
  • Cream to about 180F, don’t boil
  • Whisk eggs with other half of sugar
  • Temper (whisk slowly) eggs and cream together
  • Strain mixture and add to oven
  • If convection oven 200-225F (25 to 30 minutes)
  • If conventional oven, water in sheet 300-325 (30-35 minutes)
  • Use shallow molds, to cook evenly
  • Give Tray a turn half way through
  • Let cool and put in refrigerator for 4 hours
  • Add sugar on top and carmelize
  • Let cool and serve!