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Currently Reading: Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees

photo of Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees Book
What’s Jason reading now? I celebrate the Moon Festival with an Asian cuisine cookbook called Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees: Essential Techniques of Authentic Chinese Cooking, prepare two recipes from it, and host a giveaway

Let’s celebrate the Moon Festival!

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A Lesson in Humility: Cucumber Salad With Garlic

picture of the finished cucumber salad
What’s Jason cooking up today? First, a lesson in humility, and a quick cucumber salad from the wonderful book Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees: Essential Techniques of Authentic Chinese Cooking

Find out how I got my lesson in humility

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Mapo Tofu Made Me Loyal to My Chef

picture of Mapo Tofu cooking
What’s Jason cooking up today? First, a lesson in loyalty, and a spicy dish from the wonderful book Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees: Essential Techniques of Authentic Chinese Cooking

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I’m discovering my inner food writer with Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Memoir, Recipes, and More by Dianne Jacob (Act FAST, you have until a August 31, She’s giving away a free copy of the book!). Today I’m finally finished chapter 9 about crafting memoir and nonfiction.

Come read my food essay!

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How I Think Otik REALLY Makes His Spiced Potatoes

A photo of the famous Otik's Potatoes
I’m discovering my inner food writer with Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Memoir, Recipes, and More by Dianne Jacob (Go there today, She’s giving away a SIGNED COPY OF THE BOOK!).

Today I’m done chapter 9 about crafting memoir and nonfiction.

Let’s build some potatoes

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Will Write for Food Chapter 9 Part 2 – Pepper

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I’m discovering my inner food writer with Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Memoir, Recipes, and More by Dianne Jacob (Go there today, She’s giving away a SIGNED COPY OF THE BOOK!).

Today I’m done chapter 9 about crafting memoir and nonfiction.

Come see what I’ve cooked up

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Will Write for Food Cover

I’m discovering my inner food writer with Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Memoir, Recipes, and More by Dianne Jacob (Go there today, She’s giving away a SIGNED COPY OF THE BOOK!).

Today I’m done chapter 9 about crafting memior and nonfiction.

See what I got cookin’!

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Lemon Rosemary Potatoes

a picture of the potatoes in this dish
What’s Jason cooking up today? A potato dish inspired both by Otik’s spiced potatoes, and a dish inside Marcella Hazan’s Ingredienti: Marcella’s Guide to the Market.

Let’s cook some potatoes

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Will Write for Food Chapter 8 Writing Prompts

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I’m discovering my inner food writer with Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Memoir, Recipes, and More by Dianne Jacob. Today I’m done chapter 8 about recipe writing.

come see what we’re cooking up

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Picture of cover for Real Food/Fake Food
What’s Jason blabbing on about now? “Fake” food is a multi-billion dollar business. How do you know what is real and what is not? Now you understand why you need Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don’t Know What You’re Eating and What You Can Do about It.

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