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Dim Sum Extravaganza at Peony Pavilion

Dim Sum Extravaganza at Peony Pavilion

Sometimes (okay, often) the life of a food writer is pure joy. I was lucky to be invited, along with a couple friends, to the recently inaugurated dim sum brunch at Peony Pavilion last weekend, with owner Lisa Shao as our guide. Peony Pavilion has been open since late last fall, and since then Ms. Shao has been winning over … Continue reading

Sushi Chef John at Ya Ya Noodles

Lately, my friends have been raving about the great sushi they’ve been enjoying at Ya Ya Noodles in Montgomery. I NEED to get there, but am waiting for warmer weather, since I know it’s coming soon (yes really!).  Meanwhile, professional photographer Tasha O’Neill, who is taking a videography course, has made a 40-second time-lapse video … Continue reading

Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder

Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder

I recently got an email from Tre Piani chef/owner Jim Weaver with his recipe for a 6-hour Berkshire Pork Roast. It sounded wonderful, so I post it below. If the Tuscan roast baby pig I enjoyed there at Thanksgiving is any indication, this, too will be delicious. Continue reading

Baby Ginger at Brick Farm Market

Baby Ginger at Brick Farm Market

Not much time for writing this weekend (a head cold isn’t helping), but I wanted to let you know that Brick Farm Market in Hopewell has the most wonderful baby ginger. I bought this small piece (it’s not cheap), and will probably make the Pickled Young Ginger on the Saveur website. I especially love that … Continue reading

Guest Chefs and Artisans at elements

Guest Chefs and Artisans at elements

Elements Chef Scott Anderson launches his summer “Chefs & Craftsmen” series on May 17, teaming up top cooks and artisans from coast to coast, right here in Princeton. “My team and I wanted put together dinners that honor masters of their crafts—from chefs around the country that I have to utmost respect for, to fermentation experts, and … Continue reading

Amazing Rice

My friend Angela Chang is a great cook, with several cookbooks to her name. That’s a given, but I was still wowed by a dish of fried sticky rice she recently shared with me (along with some stuffed tofu and red cabbage, seen in photo at left).  It was an unusual spin on regular fried … Continue reading

Earthquake Relief

The land of sushi (and so much more) needs our help.  For information see Google’s Disaster Response/Information page (donations to Japanese Red Cross made in Yen), or the American Red Cross site. Or, of course, the charity of your choice.  Together we can do it. Thank you.

Congratulations to Mo C Mo C

Congratulations (and kudos) to Mo C Mo C Japanese Cuisine on Tulane St. in Princeton for the nice review by Karla Cook in today’s New York Times. I’ve dined there a couple of times now, and posted the first time.  And I can attest to the bounty of the chirashi dish that is pictured in the review.  it was a very … Continue reading

Sushi Day at the Cafe

At last!  Sushi comes to the Genomics Cafe where I work, and they kicked it off with a tasting event that had eager folks lined up. We’ve had it occasionally before, usually from a restaurant in town, but this is a program from the folks that run our Cafe, Restaurant Associates, which should provide more consistency … Continue reading