| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:42 PM
Having traveled in Vietnam, my husband and I are devotees of the wonderful food from that part of the world.
Short of a trip across the ocean, Orange County residents are in a perfect place to enjoy Vietnamese cuisine. We have the privilege and...
| Jul 21, 2013
Dear Readers: I'm marking my 10-year anniversary of writing the "Ask Amy" column by rerunning some of my favorite Q-and-A's from the early days of the column. Today's letters deal with tension between friends. I return next week.
Dear Amy: My girlfriend...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 9:34 PM
If you want to sell lots of chicken wings, you have to listen to your customers.
That's what people at Aberdeen restaurants say.
Lonnie Frost, owner of the Circus Sports Bar and Grill, said you have to give customers what they like, “not...
| Apr 10, 2013
Southern fried chicken has long preened in the cultural spotlight, thanks in part to such notables as chef Edna Lewis, TV's Paula Deen and one Kentucky colonel named Harland Sanders. But a new bird is rising out of the East — the Far East —...
| May 23, 2013
| 11:25 AM
I've followed many a Salt Life bumper sticker on I-95, but until Salt Life Food Shack came along, I never knew much more about this two-word idiom.
Salt Life — an homage to Florida fishing, surfing and swimming — is a lifestyle brand with...
| May 7, 2013
| 5:39 PM
“Mad Hungry Cravings” by Lucinda Scala Quinn is the latest work from the guru of real family meals. The author is the executive food editor of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and mother of three boys. Scala Quinn is an expert at keeping the...
| May 9, 2013
| 7:09 AM
Here's a Mother's Day gift suggestion that will keep you out of the mall and it's just the right fit for the occasion: Make a family cookbook on your home computer. Add photos and anecdotes to personalize the work and go to a photocopy center to bind...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 6:19 AM
"Liver and onions — the poor man's gourmet delight."
— Stevens Bunker, retired Baltimore sea dog
The taste sensation of beef liver is like licking a piece of smooth, shiny metal. To the bite, the texture is akin to corduroy — wide...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 2:12 PM
Is it fair to identify a favorite from the dim sum menu at Elite?...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 4:41 PM
Hope you caught my tailgate feature this morning on Mike Bianchi's new radio show from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET on 740 The Game and on the Open Mike blog! You can call the show at 407-916-8255 or toll-free at 1-800-729-8255. Each Friday Mike and I get your...
| May 28, 2012
| 8:25 AM
Saigon Sisters Restaurant
567 W. Lake Street
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4 oz oyster sauce
2 cloves garlic
2 Tbs sugar
2 Tbs soy sauce
1 Tbs fish sauce
5 grinds black pepper...