How to cook: Glass (cellophane) noodle salad

glass-noodle-salad

Unlike Western salads that often feel heavy with ingredients like bacon bits, ham and cheese, this Thai salad is very light in comparison. The flavors are fresh and delicate, the appearance is diaphanous and the texture is light -- but it is quite filling! It is the perfect accompaniment to a salty grilled or stir fried … [Read more...]

How to make: Macaroni salad

macaroni salad

Macaroni salad was a very common family reunion party fare when I was a child. My father and my aunt, his sister, had their own versions and both were really great. My father’s version included hard-boiled quail eggs; my aunt’s had lots of pineapple tidbits and pickle relish.Later on, when I started to learn how to … [Read more...]