Neighborhood Eats: South Bay Lunching

My office is across the street from that of one of my closest lady friends, but we hadn’t had lunch together until today. When we finally got together, neither of us wanted to go too far from our offices, so we ended up at the outdoor patio nearby. Instead of waiting in line at Bristol […]

Taste of Home: Max’s Fried Chicken

My dad grew up in the Philippines, that great culinary intersection of indigenous, Chinese, Spanish, Indo-Malay, and many other great cuisines. But one of the most significant influences on modern Filipino cuisine is American food. When the Philippines became a commonwealth of the US in 1934, there were already a lot of Americans living on […]

Recreating the Restaurant: Brussels Sprouts

Most kids hate Brussels sprouts. I probably didn’t mind them when I was little, since my only memory of them is of the cheese-covered variety. But as we get older, our tastes change, and I discovered how much I love these little cabbage-like bites when cooked in bacon fat and red chili flakes. An excellent […]