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Crab crab crab crab

My co-worker Elton was given a case of Shanghai hairy crabs, but with no way to cook them, he asked if I had a steamer. Well, of course I do! We called some colleagues, made some side dishes and served … Continue reading

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Barbecue Season is here!

So the weather has gotten all sunny and is heating up here in Shanghai. Yesterday I attended my first barbecue of the season – and forgot to capture what I brought in photos, so I’ve re-created it in via leftovers … Continue reading

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Comfort food

So obviously I’m not Italian. Nor do I have an Italian grandmother. But sometimes a little homemade pasta goes a long way to making one feel good. Tomato sauce recipe: Take a good 8-10 good sized tomatoes. Blanch quickly in … Continue reading

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Stealing from your betters

I’m a thief. Look at how well written and pretty the ladies (or specifically Jen) of Beijing Hao Chi made lemon curd look. Their blog is so well photographed and written, its difficult not to rip off. Plus. . .LEMON … Continue reading

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Thai Cooking in Shanghai

More than a quarter of my extended family lives in Thailand or grew up in the country. We’re not Thai Chinese at all – just Hong Kong Chinese who moved to Thailand, but we’ve been connected with the country for … Continue reading

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Today’s edition of cooking with youusedtobealright

I have three cookbooks at home (well, three western cookbooks) – one is Anthony Bourdain’s Les Halles Cookbook , Thomas Keller’s beautiful ad hoc at home (which I’d love to cook through recipe by recipe, if I didn’t live in … Continue reading

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inspiration from the north

so i saw this post over at beijing hao chi about making duck a l’orange using a rice cooker and it gave me an idea. well the idea was to make duck a l’orange – except instead of using my … Continue reading

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eating in singapore: sandra’s paella

it wasn’t all roti, chicken rice, satay, and singaporian food. on saturday night, my good friend sandra prepared paella (and i made an apple crumble) and we ate by the pool at her apartment complex.

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posh is for breakfast

ikea. cheap gravlax. cheap caviar. gravlax mustard sauce. founder’s bagels. philly lite cream cheese.

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cooking with kraft foods

my aunt pauline is famous for her lime jell-o cheesecake. it’s an awfully midwestern dish to be served up by a family from hong kong – but as i understand, it’s been handed down for, well at least a decade … Continue reading

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