Banh Mi Porn Is An Art Form

This sexy Vietnamese sandwich is on a roll
Jan 6, 2012 12:31 pm
Photo: freshcrackedpepper on Flickr

I thought I'd put the old adage "a picture is worth a thousand sandwiches" to good use. I'm on Flickr's side — how do you not photograph a sandwich this beautiful even if you're not of the much-scorned "foodie blogger" persuasion?

When I Was Poor Vol. 2

Chef Jason Alley on dressing up ramen and more
Aug 19, 2011 2:01 pm
Jason Alley

In this installment of  “When I Was Poor,” Chef Jason Alley of Comfort restaurant in Richmond, VA, discusses growing up broke, dressing up ramen, and the finer points of good old-fashioned hangover food. Alley, who first tried cooking when he was just 4 years old, has manned the stoves at...

Pancetta and Cilantro Quiche Recipe

A nod to retro cooking, a delicious quiche
Jul 31, 2011 10:01 am
Photo: diekatrin on Flickr

Instead of sticking with the mushrooms and swiss of yore, I have taken quiche into the modern day by using ingredients like pancetta and cilantro. I like to call them “uniquiches.” (Try to say that three times fast.) Now if I could just outfit my husband with that retro “Real Men Eat Quiche” t-shirt he’s been coveting, all would be right in the world.

West Virginia Hound Recipe

Made with Smooth Ambler Exceptional White Whiskey
Jul 5, 2011 3:01 pm
Smooth Ambler White Whiskey West Virginia Hound

West Virginia's Smooth Ambler white whiskey serves as the base for this cool, sweet summertime drink. Whiskey from West Virginia? It's kind of a funny story...

Grilled Chicken Chimichurri Recipe

Add a tasty kick to the usual chicken dinner
Jun 21, 2011 1:01 pm
Photo: scaredy_kat on Flickr

We're using this chimichurri recipe with chicken, but this traditional combo of fresh herbs and garlic add vibrancy to beef, fish, and even a simple tomato-cucumber salad. Be careful, though — chimichurri packs a punch, so start with just a drizzle.

Fresh Tomato Salsa

An easy breakfast, lunch and dinner-friendly recipe
May 27, 2011 1:04 pm
Photo: CandyTX on Flickr

Also known as pico de gallo, fresh raw tomato salsa is a great last-minute addition to any gathering because it requires minimal time, no cooking and almost no cleanup.

Basic Chicken Tacos Recipe

Tacos fit for a great family meal
May 11, 2011 4:41 pm

The taco is our household’s favorite way of using up leftovers: any little bit of last night’s protein (be it fish, chicken, pork, beef) can be chopped up, seasoned in a vaguely Mexican manner, and then served with fresh chopped cilantro, red onion, salsa, and a squeeze of lime. The trick is to chop the meat finely, season it well, and then fry it over high heat in copious...

Best Basic Guacamole Recipe

How to make great guacamole every time
May 5, 2011 10:00 am
Bowl of guacamole
Photo: jamailac on Flickr

Food Republic's best basic guacamole recipe keeps it simple. You've got your avocados, your cilantro, lime juice, and our old friend the jalapeño. Plus garlic, salt, and tomatoes, diced. That's it.


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