So, Popusa's review of a place in WLA (below) got me to thinking/wondering, in the wake of a trip to Japan: where can I get really good yakitori in Little Tokyo? How about good CHEAP yakitori? Can I get it for lunch?
Chef Hiro Sone (Terra, Ame) visits Chef Greg Dunmore's restaurant Nojo in San Francisco to eat two of his favorite skewers: chicken skin and tsukune, a juicy, hand-chopped chicken meatball.
In The Usual, the country's best chefs reveal the one dish that blows their mind again and again, then head behind-the-scenes to meet the creators.
***SADNESS UPDATE: Nojo is no mo’, much to our collective dismay. Godspeed, temple of skewers. Silver lining: Dunmore will join the AP Company (who purchased Nojo) as their corporate chef.
A roasted boneless leg of lamb makes an impressive centerpiece for your table, but this recipe is easy enough to pull off any time. A classic gremolata perfumes the lamb; the mixture of garlic, lemon, and parsley holds its own against the strong flavor of the meat. Read more.
Beef ribs can stand up to strong flavors. Here, a spicy-sweet rub with chili powder, cumin, cayenne, garlic, and brown sugar coats the meat, which is roasted to tenderness. Finishing on the grill with a smoky chipotle barbecue sauce ensures the meat gets a nice char and the sauce lacquers. Read more.
Justin Chapple, Food & Wine Deputy Test Kitchen Editor, is back this week with another killer Mad Genius Tip—an ice cream cake made of store-bought ice cream sandwiches, that requires just minutes of prep time.