Ari's Top 5, Cooking, Deli, Education, Good Food, Roadhouse

Anson Mills old-school organic grits at the Deli and the Roadhouse

In his wonderful book The Unprejudiced Palate, Angelo Pellegrini writes: “I have sought and found the significance latent in little things.” I agree. One of the best things I can imagine eating as the weather cools is a simple bowl of the exceptionally excellent grits that we get from Anson Mills in South Carolina. Topped with a bit of […]

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Cooking, Good Food, Miss Kim, Travel

Experiencing Regional Food Through Bibimbob

Have you ever tried bibimbob? Though there’s a number of different styles, they all feature a bed of rice, fresh local ingredients, and flavorful sauce. It’s the perfect cuisine to see how varied and unique regional Korean food is. Each region takes what is available locally and seasonally and puts its own stamp on it. […]

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Cooking, Good Food, Miss Kim, Recipes

Miso Butter Squash Recipe from Miss Kim

Our Miso Butter Squash is a guest favorite to rave about. A savory, buttery squash that melts in your mouth, it truly is one of the reasons we can say food is the answer to everything. When the US Army was stationed in Korea after the war, butter became more readily available and Koreans soon […]

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Bread, Coffee, Cooking, ZCoBbers

French Toasty Memories

My earliest memory is of French Toast. Given that it’s my first, and a happy one, it’s one that I’ve polished, studied, and restored, time and time again. I distinctly remember waking up to the sound of my mom’s quick steps on the sidewalk, leaving at dawn for her waitressing job at a now non-existent […]

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Cooking, Food Artisans, Miss Kim, Recipes

Stay Warm like a Korean Buddhist

  On one hand, I’m not a classically trained chef. On the other hand, being nerdy comes pretty naturally for me, so I get inspired and research a lot. That the research requires lots of eating, exploring and reading just makes it that much more of a joy. One of the major inspirations for Miss […]

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Cooking, Recipes

Save the Season with a Little Help from Miss Kim’s Pickling Recipes!

The nip in the air is bracing. The leaves are turning red, orange, purple and gold. And as lovely as it all is, it also marks the end of summer and the impending close of the Ann Arbor Farmers Market for the season. Here in the Miss Kim kitchen, this change in the weather means […]

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