Disjointed Metaphors: Thoughts as I return from Winter Break

Triage: the process of determining the most important people or things from amongst a large number that require attention. (Google) Cruise Control: also known as speed control, cruise command, autocruise, or tempomat) is a system that automatically controls the speed of a motor vehicle (Google) Every year between Fall Break (which tends to be around … Continue reading Disjointed Metaphors: Thoughts as I return from Winter Break

Cookbook Recipe #10: Chinese Roasted Chicken Leg (紅燒雞腿飯)

I've now posted about this in so many different spaces and venues, but I feel like I should publish it on my own namesake blog at least once. It's been posted on my Instagram (@yehhungryhere) a couple times, on the Taipei American School Alumni Newsletter, and on Facebook. To be fair, it wasn't until there … Continue reading Cookbook Recipe #10: Chinese Roasted Chicken Leg (紅燒雞腿飯)

Cookbook Recipe #9: 滷肉飯 (Taiwanese Braised Pork Rice)

If you follow my food Instagram (@yehhungryhere), you'll have noticed that I have started cooking Chinese food for the first time in my life. Since I started regularly cooking, I have always felt intimidated or fearful in cooking the food of my own people or my own culture. I didn't want to screw it up. … Continue reading Cookbook Recipe #9: 滷肉飯 (Taiwanese Braised Pork Rice)

Cookbook Recipe #5: Ragù alla Bolognese (Meat Sauce)

Growing up, my dad would often cook western food. Chicken Ala King, Shepherd's Pie, Meatloaf, Beef Wellington, and sometimes the occasional meat sauce. Unfortunately, I don't recall being terribly inspired or blown away by his meat sauce, but at the end of the day, he did introduce different flavors and later on cooking techniques as … Continue reading Cookbook Recipe #5: Ragù alla Bolognese (Meat Sauce)

Cookbook Recipe #4: Taiwanese Stir-fried Cabbage

When I began regularly cooking for myself, and began experimenting with my cooking, there was one cuisine that I never bothered trying to learn, my own home cuisine. I was intimidated with trying to learn or cook the food I grew up eating. Taiwanese cuisine, being a subset of Chinese cuisine, was always too scary … Continue reading Cookbook Recipe #4: Taiwanese Stir-fried Cabbage