Homesick for Mama’s Cooking: Filipino Garlic Rice

Like other Filipino boys growing up, my brothers and I would wake up on Saturday mornings to the sound of spitting oil and the hiss of garlic, a pungent cloud of hot allium filling the house. It was instinctual: Mom was thirty seconds from adding the last night’s rice to the pan. A minute orContinue reading “Homesick for Mama’s Cooking: Filipino Garlic Rice”

Mixing It Up: Bartending

“I like bars just after they open for the evening. When the air inside is still cool and clean and everything is shiny and the barkeep is giving himself that last look in the mirror to see if his tie is straight and his hair is smooth. I like the neat bottles on the barContinue reading “Mixing It Up: Bartending”

Summer Berry Compote + News

I’m the worst kind of blogger: I start gung-ho about a project (ahem, this blog) but then! Something shiny over there! WANT. That’s the case now. I haven’t posted since February because, well, I got a job! I’m Assistant Editor over at Wine Enthusiast Magazine. I’ve been working for both the print and online components since starting,Continue reading “Summer Berry Compote + News”

Sunday Dinner: Soba Noodle Salad

It’s so easy to come home from a long day at work (in my case, 10 hours managing a wine shop, which is not as glamorous or lovely as it sounds) and. Just. Give. Up. Preparing food is the last thing on my mind, but obviously, a guy’s gotta eat. Oh, and feed the SigContinue reading “Sunday Dinner: Soba Noodle Salad”