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I like to think I'm a decent cook. At least when I don't burn everything.Or my hand. I saute, stir fry, and steam, make fish, make soup, make enchiladas. I roast an amazing chicken that will some day make someone fall in love with me. I know it. I'll make it for you some day if you ask nicely. I can cook. But, if I am to confess here, I am awful at cutting. This is partially because I just own a cheap knife set that I got from Target twelve years ago (and it wasn't until I wrote that sentence that...

Gnocchi are little magical puffs of Italian goodness. True story. I mean, why would anyone in their right mind ever choose regular old pasta, which is just basically flour when they could have pasta made with potato? Or cheese? Quite possibly two of the most amazing things ever invented? Am I right? I can't tell you the first time I ever ate gnocchi, but I can tell you I eat it often. I ate it at least twice while admiring the canals of Venice(I tried to confirm this by going through my photos, but can you believe that on my first trip to...

Jeremy and I were watching Chopped on the Food Network. It's a show where chefs get mystery ingredients that never seem to go together and they have to create a dish with them. Heather was hungry and so she gathered up all the food we had on hand and told Jeremy it was his own version of Chopped. And so, we ended up with "meat stick omelet," which was, really, the only choice. And which was, really, much tastier than it sounds...

One of the things that I've kept wanting to do but, for some reason, haven't been doing is take cooking classes. I love to cook and at home am always whipping up something or another for dinner, so the thought of learning to cook the specialty dishes of a country while in that country really appealed to me. When I got to Chiang Mai one of the first things I did was look into cooking classes, because Thai food is pretty much my favorite food ever. I chose to do Sammy's Organic Thai Cooking School because the woman at my guesthouse...

1. I made the best B.A.T. Sandwich (Bacon, avocado, tomato — I don't do lettuce) ever. Ever I say! It was made with toasted country bread, mayo, bacon, avocado, and fire roasted tomatoes. It was pretty amazing....