You’re in for a culinary ride with Brooklyn-based food blog Two Red Bowls. From Bacon Mashed Potato Pizza to Shanghainese Lion’s Head Meatballs, this beautifully executed site features exquisite recipes from “Woefully inexperienced junior lawyer” by day, culinary mastermind by night. You’ll quickly fall in love with this food blog and all it has to offer.
Describe your cooking style in three words: Adjust to taste!
What’s your signature dish? I don’t know if I’m cool enough to have a signature dish! But my go-to dish is an Asian salmon, steamed en papillote with soy sauce, ginger, green onions, and garlic. It was what I chose to make the first time I cooked for my future in-laws, so you know that one has to be reliable.
What do you think is the most underrated ingredient? Sugar in savory foods. It cuts acidity in tomato sauces, enhances umami in meat dishes—I love it.
What’s the best cooking advice you’re ever received? My future mother-in-law has been teaching me Korean cooking, and changed my life when she showed me how often she uses scissors in the kitchen. Cutting meat has never, ever been so easy!
If you could share a meal with anyone in history who would it be? Honestly, probably my great-grandmother. She passed away a few years ago, but she was one of the most inspiring, vibrant, sharp-witted women I’ve ever known. She was also a phenomenal cook, and had a passion for food that strikes me as so familiar. I think she viewed it like I do, as the truest way to express love and bring family together. I interacted with her most when I was much younger, so I’d love for her to teach me some of her cooking now, and to share a meal with her as an adult.
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