Jennie Tai

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Italian Life Pasta Recipes

Recipe Box: Spinach Fettucine & Porcini Truffle Cream Sauce

I like to think that before there were ever any fancy metal Pasta Making machines, or Non-Stick Rolling Pins – this was the way the Italians made pasta in their homes from scratch.

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Chawanmushi Japanese Recipes

Recipe Box: Ikura Chawanmushi

Ikura Chawanmushi is one of my favorite Japanese appetizers that I’ve loved since I was too little to eat sushi. When my parents took me to Japanese restaurants as a kid, I was too young to have raw fish – so they would order Chawanmushi for me instead. If you haven’t had Chawanmushi before, it’s […]

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Nob Hill Seafood

Swan's Oyster Depot: A Seafood Lover's Utopia

On a typical afternoon in sunny San Francisco, ¬†you’ll find a peculiarly long line, flowing out the front door of a cubby-sized restaurant in Nob Hill. Tormenting passer by-ers with a tantalizing display of mouthwatering buckets of fresh, vibrantly-colored seafood – I was left defenseless to this seafood lover’s utopia. Yes, even after having brunch, […]

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