Special service announcement everyone…I cook, sometimes! One of the key benefits to living in California is that this state is full of great farms that turn outÂ incredible produce. On the weekends, you can find me atÂ aÂ farmer’s market asking questions like, “how do you cook cranberry beans (side note: they do not taste like cranberries)? What is a pluot? (If you ever get one, it’sÂ worth it.) Luckily I have anÂ unabashed attitude, or one that comes across as completely unaware, so when I ask my questions strangers happily answer. Thank God for genuinely nice people!
Is this challenging? Yes.Â Fun? Absolutely.
In the spirit of trying something new, from time to time I’ll be sharing what I make withÂ a series called “What’s on MyÂ Plate.” I want to highlight what I’m eating, and the farms where these ingredients came from (insert promo to support local farmers). If there’s a request to provide a recipe, I’ll be happy to write about it – just let me know e.g. leave a comment, write me an email, send me a tweet…pick one!
This plate is my “Californian breakfast” because it well representsÂ CaliÂ (touches of Asian with American, with a heavy dash of farm) – the classic American Sunny Side Up egg with sautÃ©ed tomatoes. and traditional Chinese sticky rice (carbs are my friends) topped withÂ Momofuku’sÂ ginger scallion sauce. Flavorful, delicious, and tasty.
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