Spicy Miso Bird’s Nest Soba Soup

Spicy Miso Bird’s Nest Soba Soup

There is something innately soothing about a bowl of miso soup.  I have always been fascinated by the umami taste, and yet prior to this week, I had never cooked with miso.  Honestly, I didn't even know what miso looked like or where to buy it. As someone who usually cooks in the Italian style, [...]

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Salad Dressing Chic: 4 healthy tasty recipes from my closet… I mean kitchen

Salad Dressing Chic: 4 healthy tasty recipes from my closet… I mean kitchen

Is it strange that I get as excited about a nice bottle of olive oil as I do about an expensive pair of shoes? Learn how to dress your salad in four healthy ways.

Zuppa di Pesce or Cioppino?

Zuppa di Pesce or Cioppino?

Zuppa di pesce, cioppino, bouillabaisse, burrida de raya, suquet de peix. They all are in the fish stew genre, but what makes them different? Many Americans believe cioppino to be Italian for its Italian name.  They are wrong, at least partially.  Cioppino is in fact a Californian invention, and San Francisco can take full credit [...]