Jack Yoss Thai Ribs Recipe

Ten 01 Jack Yoss Ribs

When Jack Yoss was chef of Ten 01, one of his most requested recipes was the Thai ribs, which were available in the bar. He was kind enough to send it to me, and several readers have thoroughly tested the instructions and cut it down from a restaurant-sized portion to one that is more manageable. The final result is … [Read more...]

How to Make Sangria


Long before I moved to Portland, I was known for my sangria recipe. I had long suspected that I was invited to many parties just because they knew I would bring a batch of it. One year my friend Patrick invited me to his birthday party in Healdsburg, California. It was going to be outdoors, looked like it was going … [Read more...]

Bacon Apple Pie Recipe – and a bit of news

National Pie Day is January 23rd. This reminded me of the Bacon-Apple Pie at Lincoln. At the time I promised to get the recipe, so to honor the day, I did. Wearing all black, I slithered in through a skylight, broke into the office, and stole the recipe. Here it is: Makes one 9-inch pie 3 tablespoons all-purpose … [Read more...]

Hot Toddy Recipe, 2006 Restaurant Poll Results

Hot Toddy's The cold days this winter started me thinking about Hot Toddy's. There are a ton of recipes out there, but I've never found one that felt quite right; the flavor was never "round" enough. After weeks of experimentation, I've found a combination that works for me. I'm posting it here, mostly for my … [Read more...]

White Balls

I have always been the baker; I baked jam tarts for my dollies; I baked cookies for my brother and his friends when they were teenagers and had the munchies; I bake everyone their birthday cake and was given a plaque from my daughter's grade school for baking every month for seven years. You might surmise this is … [Read more...]