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Hoecakes (A.K.A. Johnny Cakes) – Call ’em anything, they’re amazing

Hoecakes (A.K.A. Johnny Cakes) – Call ’em anything, they’re amazing

If you’ve followed along with this blog for any length of time, you’ll probably know that I’m the California born son of a very Southern family. We didn’t eat the same kinds of food at home that most of my native Cali born friends did. We had...
Namasu (Japanese Daikon and Carrot Salad) – a perfect side for grilling

Namasu (Japanese Daikon and Carrot Salad) – a perfect side for grilling

Namasu is something of a mystical dish. This simple salad of daikon radish and carrots is as simple to make as the similar tsukemono (overnight pickles), but is ready in just about 15 minutes. Namasu has a tangy-sweet flavor and incredible crisp texture that makes it...
How to make onigiri (Japanese rice balls)

How to make onigiri (Japanese rice balls)

My family loves rice. And I mean loves it. My son’s favorite dish is something we call “Rice and Goop”, which is basically rice covered in sausage or beef gravy. For me, it’s fried rice or spam musubi. My wife will take rice in just about any...