WHAT'S AFTER DINNER

Adventures in eating with Miki Kawasaki

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Accessorize It

There’s some vague, unofficial rule in fashion about never matching too much. If this plate were an outfit, it would surely be in violation: chickpea hummus, chickpea falafel, even pita bread made from chickpeas. I suppose the best solution to this […]

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Red hot

These tostadas, adapted from Simply Recipes, were the perfect answer to my hankering for some lighter summer fare as well as the visions of tortillas occupying my head after coming across a copy of Diana Kennedy’s Oaxaca al Gusto at the library. […]

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A WALK IN THE WOODS

Udon with mushrooms J. Kenji López-Alt has been posting some wonderful vegan recipes over at Serious Eats, the sort written for those of us with tastebuds. I don’t mean that as a dig at my vegan and vegetarian friends. But really, every time I see…

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IT TAKES TWO

Navel oranges and oil-cured olives with tarragon and sea salt Orange and olive is one of my favorite flavor pairings. After seeing it on a menu with yellowtail crudo a few years back, I encountered it again via old school, pre-soapbox Bittman. It’…

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A FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING

Homemade linguine with basil pesto, trumpet mushrooms, pecorino romano, and pine nuts I had never heard of pesto until I got to college. During my freshman year I had a crummy work-study job ladling food at the cafeteria. On my first day I was ass…

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MASTERPIECE-A PIZZA

Aloo Gobhi Naan Pizza One time when I was shopping at Lotte Plaza, I came across a giant freezer full of naan pizzas on sale for $1.50 each. Although I generally try to stay away from frozen meals, I nevertheless proceeded to load my cart with a h…

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EASY A

Fried yellow rice with chickpeas, baked spinach, onions, and feta One thing I’d like to get better at is creating my own dishes without recipes. This is probably when studying old episodes of Iron Chef would come in handy, applying their lessons t…

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PLAYING FAVORITES

Goan-style curry with tofu over a brown basmati and red rice blend Coconut milk curry was one of the first things I ever tried to make on my own and throughout the years has remained one of my chief culinary obsessions. I will probably be forever …

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REMIX

Homemade tagliatelle with lentils, pecorino romano, dill, and tomato Leftovers meal inspired by a recipe at the excellent Greek cooking blog Kalofagas.

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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 …