TBT: Spicy Grilled Turkey Wings

If you’re wondering why I’m posting about turkey instead of Paris, it’s because I feel like one right now.  Eventually, I’ll have the time to share more about France – and I still have lots to say about Vietnam!  Until my schedule takes on a more leisurely summer pace, I figured it was a good…

Another Take On Beer Can Chicken

Memorial Day, the unofficial start to summer, has passed.  Grilling season has begun.  And now it’s time for quick and easy weeknight dinners that don’t heat up the kitchen.  One of my favorites is my version of “beer can” chicken – which happens to be one of the first recipes posted on EDA.  But I…

Pan-Seared John Dory

“Do you want skate again or John Dory?” I asked Kyle.  “John what? Isn’t that a restaurant?” was his response.  My choice was obvious. No, we weren’t eating at April Bloomfield’s oyster bar of the same name at the Ace Hotel.  Instead, I was cooking John Dory since (a) I’ve never made it before, (b)…

Spicy Parsley-Scallion Pesto

In the Phong Nha region of Vietnam, they serve a spicy green sauce with BBQ pork.  Ingredients include Vietnamese coriander, garlic, lemon leaves, lemon zest, hot pepper and sugar.  Its spicy and sweet: a perfect combination. I wanted to recreate the flavors but didn’t have access to lemon leaves.  And since I had a ton…

Hanoi: Pho, Pho and More Pho

My trip to Vietnam was everything I could have hoped for in a vacation and so much more.  We ate, drank, ate a little more and had some serious adventures over the last two weeks.  I have lots to share with you, so I will be doing several posts in the coming weeks.  For this…