How to Make Onsen Tamago

When I was in Japan a little over a year ago I fell in love with Onsen Tamago, a fancy version of a medium boiled egg. For some reason I just remembered how much I loved the and and searched on YouTube. Of course (!) there is a Tutorial on how to prepare them. I love the internets.

Salt and Vinegar Zucchini Chips

Salt and Vinegar Zucchini Chips

I want to try to make these Salt and Vinegar Zucchini Chips.

Rainbow Cake

Rainbow Cake

How can you not fall in love with this rainbow cake?

How To Read The Menu in…

how to read the menu in

I just received a copy of these incredibly charming booklets that will help you navigate restaurant menus in Spain, Italy and France. The three phrase books feature simple A–Z listings that make it easy to find items that perplex the diner, allowing for navigation around ingredients that offend, disgust or just don’t appeal. While it’s probably easier to quickly Google the ingredient on your phone, I appreciate the analog approach to this ‘problem’.

NYTimes Cooking Techniques

NYTImes Cooking Techniques

I just got lost in a sea of short and refreshingly basic Cooking Technique Videos over on the New York Times. Here’s how you shuck an oyster.

I wish the internet would have been around when I was a kid…

Space Egg

UFO egg holder

This egg holder makes your soft-boiled egg look like it just landed on your plate, from outer space. Made me smile.

Breakfast Cereal Popcorn Balls

breakfast cereal popcorn balls

Yes to these breakfast cereal popcorn balls. YES!

How to make a Caramelized Apple Tarte Tatin

I know what I am making this weekend: Caramelized Apple Tarte Tatin.

Food Huggers

FOod Hugger

Food Huggers are silicone ‘food hats’ designed to save that half of a lemon or an apple you don’t want to throw away. The Avocado Foodhugger alone is a total winner, no?

New Nomiku Sous Vide

The new Nomiku Sous Vide immersion circulator looks fantastic. If you like to be a nerd, even in the kitchen, Nomiku is for you.

Too Many Walnuts

“A salad with too many walnuts or a sauce with too many capers is like a Sunday with too many free hours – you stop appreciating the pleasure they provide. I think about that when I cook. Put just enough sweet cubes of carrots in a soup, and you won’t have to search too hard to find one, but when you do, it’ll still give you a little thrill.”
– April Bloomfield

From the new book called The Chef Says: Quotes, Quips and Words of Wisdom by Princeton Architectural Press

Perfect, Crispy Bacon

Here’s how you make perfect, crispy bacon:

1. Line a pan with the bacon. You can use a glass baking pan, a steel or aluminum baking sheet, or even a cast iron pan.
2. Put the pan into a cold, unheated oven. Use the middle rack.
3. Set the oven to bake at 400°F (204°C).
4. Set the timer for 20 minutes. It may take a bit more or less time, depending on your oven.
5. Remove the pan from the oven. Place the bacon on a plate (or a plate lined with a paper towel if you’re grease averse).
6. Enjoy the best, crispiest, most delicious bacon you’ve ever had.

Thanks Bacon Method for teaching me to put the bacon in a COLD oven. Ah!


Engraved Rolling Pins

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These engraved rolling pins made me smile. You can even get one custom made. Oh, the possibilities!

Good Eggs

Good Eggs

Good Eggs brings locally farmed groceries to your door. Totally giving this a try!

How To Make The Perfect French Omelette

Making an omelette the Julia Child’s way. 1960s!


Efficient Cherry Tomato Slicing


Crack A Smile

Crack a smile
Crack a smile

This breakfast mold sure would put a giant smile on my kids faces!

Drip Maple Syrup

Drip Maple syrup

The beautifully minimal Drip Maple site and Maple Syrup packaging stopped me in my tracks. Refreshingly modern.

All-In-One Kitchen Tool Set

All-In-One Kitchen Tool Set

This bottle looking device by Bin Akebono combines eight (!) kitchen essentials in one clever kit. An ideal gift for anyone living in tight spaces. The set includes a funnel, a lemon juicer, a spice grater, an egg masher, a cheese grater, a lid grip for loosening stubborn jar tops, an egg separator, and a 1 1/4 measuring cup. Seriously cool.

Kale Salad with Pecorino and Walnuts

kale salad

This Kale Salad recipe by Smitten Kitchen is so good I had to make it two days in a row. I am raving about Kale!? I guess, I am a real Brooklynite now.

(Thanks for the tip, Jason!)

Pour Mason

Pour MasonPour Mason is a pour-over coffee maker attachment made specifically for Mason Jars. Love the old-school look and feel of it. Also, they’re sold out. (womp womp)


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This weekend I was sad-tweeting about how much I miss Punchfork. Luckily, Hänschen pointed me to Yummly. The mission of Yummly is to be the world’s largest, most powerful, and most helpful food site in the world. I’ll give it a shot, for sure.

Skull Eggs

skull eggs

This made me laugh. Skull Eggs! Brilliant!

Bnto Canning Jar


The folks at Cuppow just released a smart new product called BNTO. It separates a canning jar into two compartments, making it into a cute lunchbox that can be reconfigured for each kind of meal/snack by using different sizes of wide mouth canning jars. Two swissmiss thumbs up!