Roast Pork and Apples (7 of 9)

Roast Pork and Apples

I don’t go in much for adventure cooking. The dishes with too many steps or too many fancy ingredients rarely happen here. My mom had a rule when it came to cooking – if the recipe went onto the second page, she wasn’t going to make it. It’s a rule I’ve mostly adopted in my…

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Bolognese Sauce

Pasta Bolognese was one of my dad’s specialties growing up. His style of cooking is definitely less follow-the-recipe and more sure-let’s-add-that-too. He doesn’t often pay attention to what’s going into the pot or how much of it he used, just adding bits of things and tasting until he decides he likes it (or in some…

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Generically East Asian Pork Shoulder

It’s not uncommon that I am inspired by something I eat at a restaurant or café and try to recreate it at home. Sometimes these attempts are spot on and I make a fair to incredibly close approximation of the original. But other times the end result is almost unrecognizable from the initial inspiration and…

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