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A Frittata for Brunch

Frittata is the Italian word for a dish that is made in a pan with eggs. Similar to an omelet or a Spanish tortilla (not to be confused with tortillas found in the Americas) they are one of the most versatile dishes in the world. The origin is mysterious, since versions are seen all over …


Gai Lan with Oyster Sauce

This is a Chinese restaurant classic. Gai lan is available at most Asian markets, but in a pinch, rapini or Italian broccoli will be just as delicious. The sauce is simple. Oil is infused with garlic and ginger, then mixed with oyster sauce, soy sauce, shaoxing wine and a little sugar. The broccoli is simply …


Tonkatsu – Japanese Style Pork Cutlet

Yoshoku is a category of Japanese cooking that originated just before the turn of the 20th century, when Japan was opening up to foreign trade and influence. The dishes are Japanese takes on European fare that were previously unknown in the country. They look familiar, but they have a distinctly Japanese character. Tonkatsu is one …