Learning Kitchen: Cornbread Failure and Success – BfD pt. 2

The other night, I tried to make cornbread using a pretty basic recipe that I found online, and while the flavor was terrific, the texture and moisture level were pretty dismal. I’ll be using that cornbread for a sausage stuffing tonight(-ish), but I needed to make a new batch that was actually worth serving to […]

Learning Kitchen: Summer Vegetable Tart

I took some time off from cooking experiments recently, went on a whirlwind weekend trip, and have finally gotten around to being back in the kitchen. A few nights ago, I decided to make something that was vegetarian and light, as I’d had a relatively heavy work at lunch. Enter: the summer vegetable tart. It’s […]

As Seen on Facebook: Pupusas

Weekends are cheat days, but I wanted to go vegetarian and gluten-free anyway for my Sunday experiment. Magneto and I have often marveled at pupusas from Ruby’s in North Hollywood, crisp on the outside and stuffed with delicious fillings. After watching a video on Facebook about making them, I figured I’d give it a try. […]

Learning Kitchen: Mashed Potato Waffles

Did you make enough mashed potatoes to feed dozens of people, only to be faced with a handful of friends who stopped eating carbs so they could drink them instead? Yes, this oddly specific situation has happened to me. I live in Los Angeles. Anyway… If you’re looking to repurpose your mashers and it’s too […]

Chef’s Secrets: The Perfect Fried Egg

For all of my time in the kitchen spent baking, broiling, sautéing, grilling, deep frying, tempering, etc., it took me years to learn how to make the perfect fried egg. Sunny side up, firm but not crunchy on the bottom, slides right out of the pan with no greasy goo – when people say that […]

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 […]

…and I’m back.

So this is the new Kung Pao Kimmie: mostly food, maybe a lot of drinks, the occasional side trip into adventure, but 100% fun.