WHAT'S AFTER DINNER

Adventures in eating with Miki Kawasaki

Month: January 2012

#Baking & Sweets

TRASH TALKING

Momofuku Milk Bar Compost Cookies. Sometimes I can’t decide which photo to use, with or without props. So I lied when I said I would stay away from the Milk Bar cookbook. Lindsey made the big mistake of leaving a jar full of peanut butter cups in …

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THE ROOF IS ON FIRE

Larb nuaa gae (Minced lamb salad) Last week I went to Little Serow, a basement restaurant run by the same people who own the esteemed Komi. Little Serow serves up Isan cuisine, from the northern countryside provinces of Thailand. I’d had Isan befo…

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YESTERDAY’S CREPES

Crepe with Brussels sprouts, andouille sausage, pecan, and pecorino romano A dinner (or breakfast) made entriely out of leftovers: sausage and nuts remaining from this week’s farro dish, buttermilk left from making the funfetti cake, Brussels spro…

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FUNfetti

Momofuku Milk Bar Birthday Cake, for my roommate Lindsey Because even though she claims to be a grown ass woman, we all know Lindsey is really a kid at heart. Although it was quite tasty and not too difficult to make, I probably won’t be trying an…

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NEW YORK TO LOUISIANA

Farro with andouille sausage and pecans Remember back in the early noughties when a then 20 year old Britney Spears opened the doomed to fail restaurant NYLA in midtown Manhattan? It featured Britney’s favorite Louisiana home cooking crossed with …

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A FRENCH DISH, ETHIOPIAN FLAVORS

Arctic char and lentils cooked in berbere I don’t mind making my own berbere powder in a pinch, but the best of that paprika heavy spice mixture can be bought at Zenebech Injera. Tyler Cowen was not exaggerating when he declared Zenebech the best …

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DINNER IS SERVED…

Pan-fried noodles with tofu and peppers I’ve been posting photos of my creations in the kitchen to Facebook for almost a year. When I started, I had no intention other than to document the activity that brings me the most consistent joy and sense …