On Crabs of Christmas Past (and Killing Them)

A few days ago I killed my first crab. I needed to for cooking a new recipe I learned from my grandma for a few friends. Though it’s not like slaughtering a cow or anything, it was the biggest animal I’ve ever killed and I must admit I was a wimp about it (I had … Continue reading

Vietnamese Crepes, In Three Acts

I: WHAT’S IN A NAME? Any dish that allows you to stuff delicious ingredients inside of more food always proves to be popular. Take sandwiches, tacos, raviolis, or terducken. The Vietnamese crepe, or banh xeo, is the Southeast Asian variation on that theme. It’s construction is a thin, crispy shell, made out of rice flour … Continue reading