Steamy Kitchen

Food Columnist at Discovery's TLC and also for the Tampa Tribune newspaper; TV Chef for syndicated Daytime Show; Publisher of, and; Author of the Steamy Kitchen Cookbook.

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  • Location: Tampa, Florida
  • Favorite foods: I'm currently in deep, lustful love with Korean barbeque. But of course, I'm a fickle sort and will probably change my mind...tomorrow...Generally, I love meals that involve sharing the cooking - Chinese hot pot, Korean BBQ, Temaki party.
  • Last bite on earth: at my Mom's house - Chinese Steamed Fish with Ginger and Scallions, Garlic Roasted Whole Crab, Chinese Sausage Fried Rice and her famous Crispy Egg Rolls

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The Food Lab's Top 6 Food Myths

I've seen plenty of recipes brining pork and chicken....but never steak...would love to hear your thoughts why.

Cook the Book: 'A16 Food + Wine'

1996 Georges de Latour
1997 Georges de Latour
1998 Georges de Latour

I had a winemaker dinner held at the CIA in Napa. On my right was the winemaker and he walked me through each glass of wine. Not just the tasting but the weather, the soil, mixing, etc.

V8 spicey juice

Just like a bloody mary -- add a few drops of tabasco!

Dining at Disney World

I love the Moroccan restaurant - great food, live music and belly dancing!

Teach me how to make bread (by hand)

You guys are making me hungry for BREAD!!! I also like the Artisan Bread in Five book.

Food Photography/SLR Camera

I just upgraded my Canon Rebel XT to a Canon 40D. The Rebel is an AWESOME first DSLR. I recommend getting the body only and then buying the lens separate. If you're on a budget, the 50mm 1.8 lens is under $100 and is a great lens - I've used it to take many many shots for SteamyKitchen as well as for my cookbook.

Photo of the Day: Exploded Frozen Soda Bottles

at first glance, i thought they were exploding octopus tentacles.

How do you describe texture of perfectly cooked shrimp?

In Cantonese: "song chuy"

eeeeps hard to phoneticize in English!

I think:
Singaporeans say "QQ"
Japanese "puri-puri"

Ideas for introducing a picky eater to tomatoes?

My kids hated them until I started growing them in the garden. They got to feed and watch those babies grow..all that hard work and of course they couldn't wait to eat them!

New Green Milk Jug Design Cuts Costs But Is Difficult to Pour

good grief. people complain about everything! good for the environment, saving money is a gooood thing. no crying over spilt milk! ;-)

Honkin' Big Beer Can Chicken

wow - a 6lb beer but chicken!
let me know if it fits!

Cook the Book: Southeast Asian Pork Satay

You can grow lemongrass! It grows like a weed (well, actually, like grass) Find a local nursery.

Do Not Eat These Monsters

AYA! I think I like happy food much more.

Cloth or Paper?

Paper - I'm a massive mess when I eat!

Classic Cookbooks: Marcella Hazan's Homemade Tagliatelle with Bolognese Meat Sauce

awesome recipe! just made it tonight. a couple of weeks ago, Marcella's son, Giuliano, had us over to his home for supper. This is what he made and it's perfect.

The Next Food Network Star, Episode 3 Recap: The Kelseybot

I'm watching this show b/c I watch it every year and there's nothing else on TV...but seriously, I don't think any of these contestants are that great.

The Next Food Network Star's Lisa Garza: Love Her or Hate Her?

hmmm...there's just something about her that doesn't connect....the fine dining, harshness, designer look, selling $200 aprons just doesn't match someone who's culinary point of view is about feeding homeless.

The Next Food Network Star's Lisa Garza: Love Her or Hate Her?

When I was little, my mom once gave me that haircut - used a big bowl

What Are Your Recipe Deal Breakers?

recipe that involves cooking anything larger than my head.

Cook the Book: The Splendid Table's How to Eat Supper

Anthony Bourdain. - would you rather be stuck on an island with Rachael Ray or Sandra Lee

In Gear: Hacking Mason Jars

I put tealight candles inside 'em for the porch when it's just slightly breezy outside. jar protects flame from being blown out.

stick fresh herbs with a bit of water to prolong life of cut herbs

as a hostess gift, i bring a big bouquet of herbs from garden - mason jar as my vase

grow sprouts inside jar - i bought some special perf plastic lids just for sprout growing.

Bad food at a dinner party?

do what i used to do as a kid....pretend to cough into napkin!

Cooking With Kids: School Lunch Revolution

i was thinking about donating my time to my kids' daycare - and working with their on-staff cook to come up with some recipes...but i think she got offended when I offered!


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