kitchen & dining

Dinner on a Budget

30 minutes

Sponge Gourd Over Ramen

Dinner on a Budget

20 minutes

Grilled Pork Chops With Grilled Vegetables

Dinner on a Budget

20 minutes

Silken Tofu With New Egg

Dinner on a Budget

20 minutes

Grilled Pompano With Chinese Broccoli & Enoki Mushrooms

Party Appetizers

20 minutes

Mariscos Mixtos

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I know very few of us have the time these days to cook elaborate meals. Certainly food shopping can be expensive as well. So I decided to come up with a section offering recipes for everyday living–using ingredients that are more or less easily available.

 

The kitchen is truly the heart of the home. Many of my best memories are with loved ones gathered around the kitchen table. So we'd like to bring back the tradition of cooking at home, sitting with friends and family to prep, eat, and talk. It doesn't matter whether you live alone or with roommates, sitting down to enjoy food really gives you respect for both food, family, and your health. It's creative, it's spiritually and physically nourishing, and it's a lot of fun. 

-  Loy           

dining out

Italian

Del Cambio

Torino, Italy

An emblem of culture in Turin, its halls have seen the comings and goings of renowned men and women in history. Its salons have known the best: from Cavour to Casanova, Puccini to Balzac, Nietzsche, Verdi, Marinetti, D'Annunzio, the Agnellis, and the writer Mario Soldati as well as  Eleonora Duse, Maria Callas and Audrey Hepburn among others.

 

Resurrected, the Michelin starred restaurant in Turin thrives under Chef Baronetto. Del Cambio is history and modernity infused, both in food and architecture.

Small Plates

Beauty & Essex Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada 

Chef Chris Santos and Tao Group attempt to replicate the success of New York's Beauty & Essex in Vegas. Its prime placement at the swanky Cosmpolitan Hotel on the strip gives it an instant complementary crowd to draw from. But do the food and service of B&E LV live up to the high standards set by the East Coast original? Find out.

Global Fusion

Poor Calvin's

Atlanta, GA

German native Calvin Phan traces his unique style of cooking to a long history of “growing up in the family business” cooking alongside his Vietnamese parents in the family kitchen. 

Steakhouse/American

T Bar NYC

Upper East Side, New York City

T-Bar's Executive Chef Ben Zwicker, previously of the Four Seasons, Aureole and Petrossian, makes classic steakhouse fare relevant and exciting, while also putting his unique twist onto other classic dishes.

Latin American

La Pulperia

New York City

Rustic Latin American restaurant group La Pulperia, co-owned by Victor Medina and Head Chef Carlos Barroz brings Latin American cuisine with contemporary influences to the fun-loving epicureans of New York. Since opening their first location in Hell’s Kitchen in 2014, Barroz and Medina have gone on to open two additional locations on the Upper East Side and Midtown East.

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