Taiwanese, American Born, lives in the midwest

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Win a Copy of 'Jamie Oliver's Comfort Food'

Win a Copy of 'The Ginger & White Cookbook'

Win a Copy of 'Buvette: The Pleasure of Good Food'

Terrine of Veal Sweetbreads and Foies gras.

RIP Hot Doug's: A Love Letter

I love his food! I'll be so sad when they close : ( Hope to make another trip before then if possible

Eat This Now: Tonkotsu Ramen from Strings Ramen in Chinatown

mmmmm...Ikura & uni...

This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

Hambone Smoosh = Freakin' adorable!

Sorry about the steaks : ( Boo to the rot!

Win Tickets to Chicago's First Vendy Awards on October 5th

Poll: What's Your Favorite Hamburger Side?

Celebrate Ham Independence, Win La Quercia Pork!

Proscuitto + Caprese!

Father's Day Giveaway: Win a Baking Steel!

Asian Fusion. Like....Fatty Minced Pork Pizza.

Father's Day Giveaway: Win a Jumbo Cowboy Chop Steak

Some beer, baked potatoes with all the toppings, and some grilled corn

AHT Giveaway: Case of Pat LaFrieda Burgers

Various options of types burgers as well as burger toppings, along w/ various sides...Beer, alcohol, a fire pit, and great friends.

Tapioca Pearls with Coconut Milk and Mango (Tambo-Tambo) from 'The Adobo Road Cookbook'

This looks and sounds delicious! :-)

AHT Giveaway: Case of Pat LaFrieda Burgers

when people literally squeeze the juices out of the burger while they're cooking it...

Giveaway: Win A Limited Edition "Zelda Collection" from Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

A Mango Caipirinha

Cook the Book: 'Family Table'

The "Asian Thanksgiving" where my mom would break out the Taiwanese hot pot and we would just eat for hours...

Has anyone cooked goat?

I've worked with goat before...I do agree that it should be treated like very lean lamb or game meat.

I have yet to work with ground goat but I've worked w/ the legs, etc...

Have you tried Kimchi?

I have.

Not exactly a fan but I can understand why people like it so much.

SE needs a mascot.

I thought it was the dogs!....

That and the whatever it is by the SE logo...

Poll: What Is Pizza's Best Movie Role?

I LOVE that you guys remembered Spaceballs!

Valentine's Day Giveaway: Win This Prime Rib

First and foremost with the one person that would enjoy the meal as well as the company!...Followed by wine pairing w/ each of the courses..Oysters, sushi, candlit, intimate, and tiramisu and/or gelato for dessert.

Preferably at home : p

Deer Meat, Duck Bacon, Duck Foie with truffle....Ideas?

I'm debating about doing the foie/truffle either keeping it simple (as a spread), or as a torchon via

If I make the venison as a meatloaf (w/ bacon fat (and/or duck fat?), should I just use ground pork as well for added flavor?

For the record, I've also never made meat loaf before either, tho' I've looked at about half a dozen recipes or so...

Behind the Scenes of Yusho's Salmon Roe Takoyaki

I've been dying to try takoyaki....Or make it...

How do y'all stay thin?

Portion control, and exercise (both resistance and cardio). Everything in moderation with a treat every now and then.

Anyone ever try Pine Syrup?

I have some myself...Been at a loss as to how to use it...All I know is that it's in very specific dishes (that I can't remember off the top of my head at the moment).

Best Chicago Thin Crust Pizza + Delivery

I'm familiar with

However is there a thin crust version of this that I could send across the state? This would be sent as a Chicago based 'gift' if you will.

Any input would be great.

Thank You

Good Eats in the Ukrainian Village


I'm a suburbanite that will be commuting to the Ukrainian village (right off of 1700 W Chicago Ave) just about every other week.

What are some good spots for say...Coffee? Bagels? Brunch? And/or dinner?

I realize that this question is completely spread out but I am welcome to any new ideas and/or places.

That and places that aren't too far via parking and/or walking....

Deer Meat, Duck Bacon, Duck Foie with truffle....Ideas?


I'm planning on cooking some sort of "game"-ish version meal for my boyfriend...However he's never had foies gras before, and has tried the duck bacon. He has, however, hunted and eaten deer (I'm uncertain if he's eaten duck before but I know he's hunted that as well).

What I have available is

Ground Deer (1 lb)
a small roll of Duck Foie w/ truffle (D'artagnan)
Duck Bacon (D'artagnan)

Deer Round
Deer filet chopped into cubes

I was thinking of making a meatloaf version using the deer meat, foie, duck bacon...And another type of ground meat which I'm uncertain of (veal?/ground beef?/pork?).

I also have caul fat, and bacon fat as well.

I just figured I'd come on the site and see if anyone would have any input or ideas before I decide to possibly make this? (I'm aiming for this coming Saturday).

Thank You

What to introduce to someone new to Oysters...

I love oysters however I'm hesitant in introducing my boyfriend to oysters as I'd like him to have a 'good' experience with them....

What would you recommend, and how would you recommend it?....

As in what oyster and would you have it cooked (if so in what way) or just shucked as is?

I know that there is no guarantee...However the more input the better in the sense of 'commonality'...

Thank you

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