Guess what? I wrote a cookbook!

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Hi y’all! It’s been a while since I’ve posted on this space – mostly I’m over at I am a Food Blog now, but I wanted to share some exciting news…I wrote a cookbook! And it’s available now for preorder!

You can preorder it here:

Amazon
Barnes and Noble
Books-A-Million
Indie Bound

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It’s been just over a year since I conceptualized, cooked, tested, styled, and shot all the recipes in Easy Gourmet. I’ve been skirting around it for a while now, but THE DAY IS COMING (September 2nd!!) and I want to tell you all about it!

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It’s called Easy Gourmet and it’s full of deliciously easy foods that are a bit dressed up.

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Some of my absolute favourites are: the buttermilk fried chicken and waffles, the lemony bone marrow pasta, the maple glazed duck with sriracha honeyed carrots, the shrimp salad rolls, the miso glazed eggplant, the banh mi pulled pork sliders and the deep-fried calamari and bacon. But really, everything is delicious and fun because that’s what cooking is about, right?

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Easy Gourmet is out on September 2, 2014 and it’s available for preorder here:

Amazon
Barnes and Noble
Books-A-Million
Indie Bound

A million, million thank yous!

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Pierogi Recipe

My mom is obsessed with keeping a stocked freezer, but I guess I don’t really take after her, because my freezer tends to be relatively empty, aside from random containers of stock/ramen broth, frozen dumplings and pierogi. I admit, I store buy frozen chinese dumplings and pierogi for those times that I just don’t feel like cooking. I tell myself it’s because of ease and convenience, but really, I just love the taste of frozen pockets filled with deliciousness.

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Green Onion Oil Devilled Egg Recipe

In Momofuku, Chang mentions that his Scallion Oil is one of Momofuku’s mother sauces. He basically says you can’t live without it and I tend to agree. Scallion oil, or green onion oil, as I like to call it, is a delicious, delicious sauce. While I tend to like my recipe better than his, I’ll definitely back up his claim about never going hungry with green onion oil in your fridge.

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Ginger Fried Rice Recipe

Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s ginger fried rice as interpreted by Mark Bittman has been floating around the internet for a while, but it took me a while to finally work up the courage to give it a try. You see, Jean-George is a well respected world renowned chef and I didn’t want to make his his fried rice and not like it. Fried rice, much like how you cook your instant noodles, is a very personal thing.

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Confession

I confess: I eat Chicken McNuggets with smiling faces and I love doing it! The real question is: do the faces make you want to eat Chicken McNuggets anymore than you normally do?