I never got a chance to tell him about my favorite noodles in Saigon, or on which tiny little alley I found the best pork chop…
I cook at home a lot more than I eat out. I’m more of a breakfast man. Eggs, bacon, avocado, and wheat bread make me happy. My favorite wild-caught salmon recipe consists of only four things: salmon, Dijon mustard, sliced almonds, and honey.
I don't really eat until the staff meal at the restaurant -- today it's a simple chicken curry -- then after a long, exhausting day at the restaurant, I go home and make something simple and convenient like boiled orzo with a pat of butter and some salt and pepper.
I was 18, commuting an hour each way, making no money and continually getting yelled at. I wanted to quit every day, but it changed my life, made me grow up, and taught me how to cook.
My work has explored gluttony, beauty, and unquenchable desire. In addition to making paintings, I served as the artistic director of the "California Gurls" music video for pop singer Katy Perry.
We got a case in and no one really had use it much before. It became slaw!
The thought that I can’t have something invites the toddler inside me to stubbornly want it more.