A Counter of Nachos

I simply wanted to cover my counter with nachos. It’s actually a pretty simple recipe for a dinner party. Buy a Costco-sized bag of chips. Clear your counter and line it with wax paper or parchment paper. Add a few strips of tape to secure. Toast tortilla chips for a couple of minutes. Cover counter…

Fire and Oil, My Type of Comfort Food

There’s something about Sichuan peppercorns that make people crazy. Since college, I’ve had a Sichuan dinner party in every city I’ve lived in. People who taste sichuan peppercorns for the first time express a weird mixture of temporary pain and then the joy. Veterans feel the jolt and then are relieved by familiarity. The inspiration…

Hungarian Gulyás

Sometimes a dish just lingers in your mind. For me, guylas is one of those dishes. On second day of a study abroad trip that would that would take us from Budapest to London, I found what would become my group, my comrades on an adventure of art, history, and beer. After walking the whole…

Food On A Stick Day 2015

I’m not big on holidays, but National Food on A Stick Day (look it up) is one that is dear to my heart. We’ve been spreading the gospel for at least five years now. My friends and I realized this time around that we’ve now celebrated Food On A Stick Day enough times that we’ve…