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10 Things To Do With Brown Butter

Brown butter is a magical thing we’ve been exploring at the family table. My wife and I tell ourselves that the less meat we eat (due to my wife’s increasingly vegetarian leanings) the more we can indulge other fatty delights, … Continue reading

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Gastrokid Homemade Gatorade

The convenience stores of the world are awash in gatorade. Fructose-heavy, overpriced, landfill-filling. And the new favorite drink of 4 year old Desmond after a friend took him to 7-11 on a post-gymnastic snack trip. I explained to him, in … Continue reading

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Scorpion Fish for the Family

Cool name. Awesome look. Spiny fins. I love a good a rockfish. They’re the basis of bouillbaise. Full flavored. Lobstery in texture and color. I thought the cool name, awesome look, spiny fins, and all would woo the kids. Especially … Continue reading

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Octopus, See!?

We have cooked this impressive cephalapod, this leviathan, this eight-legged chicken of the sea several times before. We have boiled it forever to tenderize the darned thing. And we have liked it quite a bit. What’s not to like about … Continue reading

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Last Ditch Lasagna

This is a recipe written by the diminished stocks of a refrigerator a day before market day. I don’t suggest you go out and shop for this, but if you find yourself with just a few things in refrigerator, try … Continue reading

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Gastrokid’s Annual Fava Bean Recipe

Every year, fava beans’ fast and fleeting season gets us excited when we first see them at the farmer’s market. And we buy a ton. And then we get them home and remember why we only cooked them once last … Continue reading

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Japchae the Day After

Here’s a dinner party dish that makes perfect leftover for slightly “tired and emotional” parents to serve up as a family meal the next day. As I mentioned before, the recipe is taken from the Dok Suni cookbook and fits … Continue reading

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From rescued Korean food dinner party to kiddie-friendly leftovers

We were having a dinner party last weekend – strictly grownups only. The plan was simple: spend more time with friends and less time in the kitchen by ordering take out from our local Korean restaurant (the only one in … Continue reading

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Dough! Gastrokid Converts From Trader Joe’s to Whole Foods Pizza Dough

After years of a passive acceptance of Trader Joe’s pizza dough as our weekly convenience dough, we have wholeheartedly converted to being boosters and eaters of Whole Foods fresh pizza dough. The ingredient list is about 1/7th the length of … Continue reading

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Sauteed Julienned Broccoli

My friend and colleague the Foodinista recently raved about Nancy Silverton’s slow cooked broccoli recipe, admitting it wooed even her, a broccoli agnostic. She posted about it on her excellent blog The Foodinista. I’m anything but a broccoli agnostic, probably … Continue reading

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