When M & I first got our upstate house, I approached everything with Martha Stewart determination. From the color and furnishing of the interior to the landscape surrounding the house. Then, I learned my lesson.
I keep thinking there’s plenty of time to savor summer fruits—then I realized that cherries are at their prime, and they won’t last much longer. Strawberries are gone, except in supermarkets, but blueberries and stone fruits are still plentiful in the farmer’s markets. I’m determined to bake full speed ahead on all desserts with […]
Someone asked me recently how I come up with ideas for my recipes. It’s a deceptively simple question. The trigger could be a single word I’ve just read or heard, a flavor profile I want to explore, or a specific texture I want to achieve. The complicated part is morphing a few vague concepts into […]
When M told me we were going to his business associate’s house in Hudson, New York for lunch last weekend, I didn’t realize I was going to meet the ultimate home owner couple. Not only did they have a beautiful house and charming property, they also executed most of the home improvement themselves.
While working on my last post, Vanilla Malt Milk Cake, I couldn’t help thinking about the ginger milk I adored during my childhood—and I get to try again during each visit to my family in Hong Kong. It’s a Chinese dessert that consists of three simple ingredients–ginger, milk and sugar—but the magic comes from kitchen […]
This cake is the culmination of a few ideas that co-mingled in the most opportune way. It all started with something called the Tennessee Stack Cake that I’ve read about a while ago. The fact that it’s made with layers of cookies–not cake–intrigued me.
The annual tribal rite known as the Easter Parade in NYC brings out the colorful imaginative side in natives and visitors. There’s the array of hats–traditional, whimsical, avant-garde, and down-right clever—during the ceremonial walk through Fifth Avenue, the central gathering place for the return of this diaspora. The fanciful pastel clothing flutters in the early […]
The Chinese New Year and the Year of the Snake will start on Feb 10th. For the last two years, I’ve co-hosted a Chinese New Year Potluck with my partner in crime, Jackie, but this year, we decided to take a break. We hope to resume the tradition next year. Even without the event, I’m still want to greet […]
Seriously? Fruit Cake? That unwanted holiday treat that’s been fodder for every late-night comedian? Perhaps only less desired than aunt’s strangely knitted sweaters when you were growing up, it’s the gift that gets regifted into infinity with gooey sweetness.
I have many fond memories of family rituals, most of which involved food, to no surprise—the Sunday congee brunch, weeknight dinners at home that ran like clockwork one dish after another, weekend afternoon tea and shopping with my grandmother, among others.
Hungry Rabbit is a food journal written by Ken, who lives in food-centric New York. Desserts are the main focus, and he also shares his passion for all things food-related: inspirations, surprises, and everyday discoveries.