The Process

I am writing with no clear goal here but here is what is up: I had some luxurious free time when the babies were asleep and we were all in the kitchen. My wife and I had made our way to a local HEB and I was stocked up with pigs feet, a chicken carcass,…

Life happens. But then life finds a way

Making my strides back to the blog after the arrival of my second baby. Somehow until you’ve overcome the 4 month sleep regression it doesn’t seem so important to make low moisture noodles and perform studies on the extraction and concentration of umami in the kitchen lab. I’ve not been totally idle, however. I did…

Milk Street Japanese Noodles Page

If you are like me and appreciate scientific thought and processes as it pertains to food you have no doubt tuned in to America’s Test Kitchen from time to time, whether on PBS or that short stint on Amazon Prime.  They do the dirty work for you and fail on your behalf. They would then…

My week in ramen: the sh*t sandwich edition

I was able to go to my favorite pho place located across the street. I tried an interesting version of pho. Pork belly pho with a marinated egg on top, served with a side of pickled onions.  I like all of those things, but together doesn’t quite add up like I think they would have…

This woman speaks the truth…

I watch a  great deal of YouTube, It’s how I have learned photography, knife skills, cooking basics – you name it and YouTube has fed my obsession. Ramen is no different. I find YouTube is a wonderful if not challenging resource for a ramen cook. So many oversimplified recipes and disappointing ramen mashups. Just the…

Yoshi Ramen, Austin Texas

I wanted to do a write up while my memory is still fresh since I have been fortunate enough to go out to a bunch of ramen shops in Austin this week because of work. Yoshi Ramen comes to Austin as the sister restaurant to Veggie Heaven, a wildly popular Asian-inspired vegetarian comfort food place….

On Being an Adaptable Cook in Any Home Kitchen

If you are like me and have logged more hours on Food Network rather than the latest in reality TV or DragonThrone or WalkingZombieDrama then you may have become the family foodie. You no doubt are asked for recommendations for restaurants in any geographical location and you are kept on speed dial when things go…

It’s nice living here in Austin….

Blog link! Re-posting this blog – these guys do a fair bit of travelling and they love Austin’s own Ramen Tatsu-ya. I really need to make use of the fact that it is literally 25 minutes from my desk. I need to fix that. I do live in a decent ramen town. What we lack…

iFAR… or I FAR. hmm. How about IFAR?

Hello all! I am opening up a new segment that will also go up on the Youtube channel weekly that is going to be called “IFAR” or “iFar” or “Ifar” but basically it is going to be that I FOUND A RECIPE AND HERE I GO MAKE IT AND EAT IT WHAT COULD GO WRONG….