In an effort to make up for some small fraction of recent diet of eating like a recently released convict, I decided to make one of my favorite Korean dishes, but without any guilt. Jjajangmyeon is a black bean sauce noodle that is salty and savory. It's usually made with pork belly and hand-pulled, hand-cut noodles. Sure, if you can afford the calories, go get the real thing.
Jordan Lloyd honed his skills in the kitchens of some of America's greatest chefs, like Thomas Keller at Per Se in New York and Michael Richard at Citronelle in Washington, D.C. He returned to his hometown on the Eastern Shore of Maryland to create the Bartlett Pear in Easton, a restaurant that's one of the Mid-Atlantic's culinary stars, earning a rating of 28/30 by Zagat.
Cooking with wine is an easy way to bring a subtle flavor update and a new level of complexity to any dish. I use white wines in marinades and red wines in savory dishes like Ragu Bolognese. For slow-cooked dishes, I love using a rich cabernet sauvignon that has oaky undertones and brings an earthy depth of flavor to the dish.
As we head into BBQ season, stray from the ordinary and get some authentic Turkish kebabs on the grill. In this short video I'll share my experiences with this fantastic cuisine and quickly show you how to make proper Adana Kofte (spicy minced lamb), Tavuk Sis (marinated chicken), and a wonderful chili sauce.
Over time, I coaxed them into learning how to make some of their favorite dishes, banking on the idea that they'd be inspired by the outcome. For the most part, this has worked, evidenced by the fact that they feel comfortable enough to make their own dinner once in a while and no one has burned down the house as of yet. No small feat.