Beef Chili with Poblano Peppers

I used to make chili with sweet green bell peppers but now prefer the medium heat of poblanos. If you have time, roast them over a grill or gas flame to add smoky flavor. Continue reading Beef Chili with Poblano Peppers

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Learning to Make Lamian – Chinese Pulled Noodles

During my visit to Hong Kong, my brother’s future mother-in-law taught us to make lamian or pulled noodles along with a few accompanying dishes. Continue reading Learning to Make Lamian – Chinese Pulled Noodles

Tomato Sandwiches with Smoked Corn Aioli

I woke up a few minutes before the Cooper-Young Farmer’s Market opened on Satuday with a determination to buy heirloom tomatoes and corn on the cob to make a tomato sandwich with a smoked corn aioli for breakfast. An episode I watched on PBS’s A Chef’s Life introduced me to the idea. I succeeded in finding tomatoes but no corn on the cob at the market. … Continue reading Tomato Sandwiches with Smoked Corn Aioli

Smoked and Slow-Cooked Brisket Sliders

At a party in May, I debuted a tray of sliders made with slow-cooked brisket which received complimentary reviews. I didn’t find a recipe for what I wanted to make back then so I struck out on my own. For the Fourth of July, I revisited this creation and finalized a recipe that I am now comfortable sharing. Memphis and the Mid-South is steeped in traditions … Continue reading Smoked and Slow-Cooked Brisket Sliders