In this episode of My Food Thing, we visit the San Francisco home of Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski, who own State Bird Provisions. They show us how to make their favorite midnight snack, sauerkraut and pecorino "tacos," and demonstrate that even chefs like simple food. (Stuart also coins a new phrase for their creation: Condiment Cuisine.)
This stew is based on the savory rice porridge congee, which has roots in Chinese, Thai, and Korean cuisines. Though the dish uses some classic Asian ingredients—such as fish sauce, ginger, and bok choy—the flavors are not aggressively Asian.
Think of this as a lighter, fresher take on chicken Parmesan: We ditch the breading on the poultry and let juicy cherry tomatoes stand in for jarred pasta sauce. A little grated carrot adds just enough sweetness to round out the acidity.