I Am... Coddled Egg Recipe

When we were down in Yountville, we had an incredibly delicious coddled egg dish at Thomas Keller's French bistro, Bouchon. The egg was was coddled on top of a potato puree with roasted mushrooms and sautéed spinach. There was buttered brioche for dipping. It was literally the best egg dish I've had in a long time.

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I Am... Spinach Feta Egg Wrap Recipe

I love, love, love the spinach and feta egg wraps from Starbucks. They are seriously good. I don't know if it's because I'm always super hungry when I eat them or if they're really just that good, but there's definitely something very compelling about them. I'll be innocently standing in line, contemplating which sugar-sweet milky water with a touch of coffee drink I'll be getting and I'll see the wrap in the case.

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I Am... Baked Pork and Crab Wonton Recipe

I have a thing for wonton skins. Even when I was a kid, I used to just eat the skins and leave the meat behind. Eating wontons always meant that I'd get a talking to from my mom. "Why are you wasting the best part?!" was a common refrain from my childhood. The funny thing was that I was often delegated the task of making wontons and the resulting wontons were tiny – all skin and almost no meat.

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I Am... Ginger Fried Rice Recipe

Fried rice is one of those dishes where preferences are very individualized (much like how well-done you like your instant noodles). Peas, no peas, soy sauce, no soy sauce, scrabbled egg bits or egg mixed right in, and the list goes on. My mom's fried rice - aside from the protein - always has peas, diced onions, and scrabbled egg bits. She never seasons it with soy sauce. There are a ton of variations out there, but one thing remains consistent across all good fried rice recipes: using old rice.

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I Am... Ebi Tempura Rice Ball Recipe

If you ever have a chance to visit Japan, you should definitely make it a priority to visit the basements of the department stores. Sounds like a weird item to have on your must-visit list, but trust me, the department store basements are where it's at! Take the escalator down in any department store and you'll be in food heaven.

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I Am... Spinach Potato Soup Recipe

I've been wanting a new immersion blender ever since my last one died a sudden death in the middle of blending a pot of soup. It took me two years but I've finally brought a new bright green immersion blender home, so of course I had to make a bright green soup to match!

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I Am... Chai Tea Cupcake Recipe

I kind of have a slight addiction to Starbucks. I've heard all the arguments against: caffeine isn't great for you; the drinks are sugar bombs; and you can save hundreds of thousands of dollars if you just don't go–but I love the sugary-sweet drinks they pass for coffee.

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I Am... Pierogi Grilled Cheese Recipe

For food emergencies, I always tend to have one of three instant food items in the house: frozen dumplings, instant noodles and frozen pierogis. Frozen pierogis, homemade or store-bought, are a lifesaver when I'm out of my mind hungry and I can't decide what to make. I love those tiny pillows filled with potatoes and cheese!

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I Am... Classic Old Fashioned Recipe

Confession: I'm not a big drinker. It's not that I don't enjoy alcohol or its effects – I do! It's just that alcohol usually renders me pretty much useless. I turn a tomato-shade of red and then promptly pass out. There's a very small window in which I am happily intoxicated, but the window is so very, very small. I'm slightly envious of all the happy people I see enjoying cocktails, so for me, the next best thing to drinking them is making them.

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I Am... Hot Dog Bun Recipe

If you've ever had Asian style baked goods, you'll notice that they taste a bit different from regular-style bakery offerings. Their bread tends to be a little bit sweeter and they're a lot fluffier and softer. I love buying loaves of bread from Asian bakeries because a.) they're square and b.) they stay soft for ever.

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I Am... Classic Grilled Cheese Recipe

I've made a lot of grilled cheeses in my life and over time I've discovered my perfect combination of bread and cheese. Even though I've eaten all sorts of fancy combinations of cheeses, fruits, vegetables, meats and breads, I keep coming back to the classic, which is and will always be: white bread and cheddar.

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I Am... Triple Cooked Fries Recipe

I have an obsession with French fries. I love, love, love them. They are a combo of one of my favourite foods (potatoes) and cooking methods (deep-frying). If deep fried foods weren't so calorific, I'd definitely indulge in them daily. The crunch and texture differences get me every single time.

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