The Butter Steak

Let me preface this by saying that I think vegetarians are superior humans. I hope to quit meat one day, but until then, I’ll be wrapping anything edible in bacon and making juicy ass steaks like The Butter Steak.

My roommate’s girlfriend introduced me to The Butter Steak. I came home from work one evening and smelled beef. I walked to the kitchen and found her and my roommate standing over the stove. They were holding a ribeye steak upright in a skillet and cooking only the sides. I saw a stick of butter next to the stove. I watched them for a moment, then went to my room for a nap. I always take a nap after work. Naps are very important to me. Continue reading “The Butter Steak”

A Soup of Stuffed Bitter Gourd and Pickled Mustard Greens

Bitter Melon
Bitter Melon
Photos by Colin Price

Do you remember certain dishes from childhood that you can never get enough of? Born into a foodie family, I have many such memories, but there’s one particular dish that stands out: a humble soup made with stuffed bitter gourd and pickled mustard greens. It is not a very pretty-looking dish. In fact, everything about it looks a deep greenish-grey, but the flavours are so delicate and complex, there’s nothing else quite like it. Continue reading “A Soup of Stuffed Bitter Gourd and Pickled Mustard Greens”