19
May
Chef Hemant Mathur

Chef Hemant Mathur

Those looking in from the sidelines at the formidable challenge of simultaneously running no less than six of New York’s Indian restaurants may be forgiven for confusing Michelin-starred Chef Hemant Mathur with a starry-eyed tenderfoot who’s bitten off more than he can chew. Yet Mathur is supremely well-poised to make a quick meal of this […]

19
May
Chef Joe Isidori

Chef Joe Isidori

Born and raised in Yonkers, NY, Chef Joe Isidori proudly carries the banner of a three-generation-long lineage of chefs. While his informal training began in his father’s kitchen 30 years ago, attending the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park on scholarship proved the catapult for a glorious career that has seen Chef Joe crowned […]

09
May
Malaysian Food

Recipe: Char Kway Teow Noodles

Ingredients 1 pound fresh rice noodles (kway teow) 3 tablespoons canola or peanut oil 4 garlic cloves, minced 2 large shallots, sliced 1 fresh red jalapeno chili, sliced 8 ounces large shrimp, peeled and deveined 1/4 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons sweet soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon pure chili powder 2 large eggs, beaten 1 cup […]

26
Apr
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Floyd Cardoz’s Tips for Using Spices

Floyd Cardoz’s advice for using spices comes down to this: “Utilize them in everyday food. Don’t be afraid of excitement.“ The chef, formerly of North End Grill and Tabla, has a practiced hand and an instinctive feel for which spices to use and how much. Go too heavy on fenugreek or turmeric, and the dish […]

01
Apr
YOSHOKU+STEAK

Recipe: Yoshoku Steak

This is a Western-style hunk of prime beef, but with a Japanese flair. The steak is topped with onions that have been reduced and caramelized with Japanese seasonings and cut with rice vinegar. So incredibly mouthwatering! We adapted this steak from the original recipe of the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, one of Tokyo’s oldest and […]

30
Mar
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Recipe: Sweet Banana

Origin: Central Thailand Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Serves: 5 Ingredients 1¼ cups shredded coconut ½ teaspoon salt 10 ripe small bananas, peeled and mashed 1 cup rice flour 1 cup jiggery, palm sugar, or soft light brown sugar 1 cup coconut milk Directions Mix the shredded coconut and salt together in […]

12
Mar
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The Most Popular Types of Chinese Tea

There are several kinds of tea, the more popular ones are green, oolong, and black teas. Traditionally, Chinese tea is processed to keep leaves complete. If the leaves are broken, it’s not considered a good tea. You can brew the same tea many times, and each time the taste will be slightly different. The sophisticated […]

09
Mar
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Korea’s Obsession with Kimchi

By Nicky Kim I have a love–hate relationship with kimchi (pronounced gimchi). When I was growing up, my family barely touched it, as my dad was never a big fan of vegetables. So I never got to see much of it and never liked eating it.   That all changed when I moved to Singapore. […]