Year Of The Monkey 2016 – 猴年 – 恭禧發財

Monkey years draw their nature from the animal of the year. The Monkey is an intelligent, witty, and inventive animal. They are problem solvers, working with their group while simultaneously demonstrating an independence associated with achievers. The nimble monkey is playful, youthful in nature, and is a joy to watch as they move from activity…

Sous Vide Roasting Chicken

Since I started to use the Sous Vide precision cooker, my chicken is juicy and tender than ever!  The WiFi feature of my cooker allows me to control the starting time and finishing time even when I am not in the kitchen.  Dinner is ready the moment I arrive home! Note: Don’t buy chicken larger…

Sous Vide Strip Loin (New York) Steak with Herb Butter and Rosemary

Sous-Vide; French for “under vacuum”)is a method of cooking in which food is sealed in airtight plastic bags then placed in a water bath or in a temperature-controlled steam environment for longer than normal cooking times—96 hours or more, in some cases—at an accurately regulated temperature much lower than normally used for cooking, typically around…

Vietnamese pancake (banh xeo)

I was in Vietnam recently traveling from Ho Chi Ming City (Saigon) all the way up to Hanoi (Hoi An, Hue, Halong Bay).  Took two cooking classes, one in Ho Chi Minh City and one in Hoi An (Tra que organic farm) Here is the recipe and a demo video how to make the most…