Curry Beef

If the above video doesn’t load for you, click here to see it on TikTok! I know it’s completely impractical and there are lots of things I wouldn’t want on film, but. Sometimes, I wish there were a way to magically have video recordings of any point in your life. I’m sure a lot of

Kuromame (simmered black soybeans)

If the above video doesn’t load for you, click here to see it on TikTok! I know this is a little after the fact, but what are your New Year’s traditions? I love hearing about all the different things that other cultures and families do to celebrate, or the lucky things that you’re supposed to

Kimchi

If the above video doesn’t load for you, click here to see it on TikTok! I’ve been to South Korea exactly once, and it was on a 12-hr layover on the way home from Vietnam. For the two weeks in Vietnam, we had been wearing shorts and tank tops for the hot, humid weather. But

Apple Beet Crisp

If the above video doesn’t load for you, click here to see it on TikTok! In high school, a friend once told me, “you know what I hate about you, Allison? It’s that you have no opinions.” Unsurprisingly we grew apart real fast after high school, but the thing is, she wasn’t wrong. I spent

Curry Grilled Cheese

If the above video doesn’t load for you, click here to see it on TikTok! The summer before I was set to start kindergarten, my dad came home from work one day looking alarmed. “The school is on fire!” Someone – a student, I think – had set the kindergarten building on fire. And I

Jalapeño poppers

If the above video doesn’t load for you, click here to see it on TikTok! I was 18 when I discovered I was lactose intolerant. It was New Year’s Eve, and I was at my parents’ house, and the guy I was dating at the time was there with me. We had been eating appetizers

Savory crispy kugel cups

If the above video doesn’t load for you, click here to see it on TikTok! When I was a child, I vowed that I was going to read every single book in my little local library. Unsurprisingly I never quite managed that, but this library was my absolute favorite place. I come from a family

Do Chua (Vietnamese Daikon and Carrot Pickles)

If the above video doesn’t load for you, click here to see it on TikTok! The first time I went to Vietnam with Son, was a decade ago, and I was still terribly picky. I hated cilantro, which was in EVERYTHING, and so I spent the majority of the trip trying to sneakily pick the

Broiled Salmon with Scallions and Sesame

If the above video doesn’t load for you, click here to see it on TikTok! The Nutcracker ballet will always have a special place in my heart. For me, it’s like the dishes you ate at home as a child – they may not have been your favorite at the time, but once you grow

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