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andrea reusing

food politics

Egg Economics

Perhaps some things in life shouldn’t be cheaper by the dozen. A North Carolina chef takes a look at the real cost of food—and flavor.

Fried Rice with Eggs and Country Ham

Eggs and a container of leftover rice in the refrigerator mean that dinner can truly be last-minute.
April 2009

Steamed Egg Custard with Blue Crab and Flowering Chives

The spirit of Japan comes through in this dish: It is lovely to behold and has a delicate, light quality, yet the extraordinary flavors will seize your attention with the culinary equivalent of surround...
October 2008

Sweet-Potato and Kimchi Pancakes

Reusing tempers the garlicky heat of spicy kimchi (Korean pickled cabbage) with mellow sweet potatoes in this beautiful balancing act.
October 2008

Braised Chicken with Smoked Ham, Chestnuts, and Ginger

Ginger and Shaoxing rice wine give a deep, round intensity to chicken. The salty savor of country ham and chestnuts make each forkful a hit.
October 2008

Shallot Dressing

January 2008