2h neven
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neven Quick breakfast of leftovers: we had chicken in mole negro last night, so I mixed the leftover beans with the pan drippings and some of the mole, added them to fried onions and garlic, topped with a bit of shaved pecorino, added an egg and some olive oil, broiled for a minute. I've made beans with mole before and I'm surprised you don't see that combo more—it's great. 2h
  •   ashponders Big fan of beans and mole, but I figured it was verboten for some reason. 1h
  •   mhale0 God damn that looks good. 18min

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neven Who'd like some otak otak? Malaysian curried fish cakes steamed in banana leaf, fun to assemble and make by the four-dozen. 2d
  •   sfahmy Fantastic! Had some yesterday with my bihun goreng for breakfast! 2d
  •   rigovides it's a tamale basically! 2d
  •   neven @rigovides Kiiiind of :) There's no starch here (tapioca is sometimes added, though I didn't do so here.) 2d
  •   crystald_ayala Yes 2d
  •   mitcho 1d

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2d neven
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neven Tagging vs. graffiti 2d

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4d neven
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5d neven
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6d neven
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neven Zel is watching his mom participate in a livestreamed game jam. This is the future. 6d

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1w neven
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neven Bad news: if you want to make really, really good pesto, you have to use your mortar & pestle. Much brighter, with a nice, rippled texture. And it's not so bad—in a heavy marble m&p, it took 4 minutes. This one was made with radish greens (don't throw them out!) pistachios, and pecorino romano. 1w
  •   jaddiedodd Looks delicious. 1w
  •   auntiepiers Radish greens? No basil? I gotta try this. 1w
  •   neven @auntiepiers Basil is great, but you can get a surprising spectrum of flavors by varying the greens (radish tops, carrot tops, beet greens…) and nuts (pine, pistachio, hazelnut…) 1w
  •   pgib Looks (and sounds) great. A chef friend told me to add some spinach too maintain the green brilliance. Probably applies more to basil which gets darkens quickly. I did my last batch with roasted garlic instead of fresh, and it was notably better. Looking forward to experimenting with some different greens, so thanks! 1w
  •   ridddle I started making pesto this way ever since you shared it on Twitter. Cannot go back to blending. So great. 1w
  •   austinking22 I need a mortar and pestle now! 1w
  •   neven @austinking22 Head over to your local Asian store and get a Thai marble one. Should be very heavy, and at least 7" wide, $25 or so. 1w
  •   auntiepiers Apparently "pesto" and "pestle" are cognates 1w

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neven Finally made Plaa Neung Si Ew, steamed fish with soy sauce, pork stock, ginger, garlic, scallion, Chinese celery leaves, and oyster mushrooms, from the Pok Pok cookbook. Served here with jasmine rice and fried pork-garlic-cilantro-root meatballs. (I also made Yam Khai Dao to go with it, a salad of fried eggs, lettuce, carrot, and herbs, in fish sauce and lime juice). Super simple, and steamed fish cooks very evenly. It's refreshing to eat a seafood dish not drowned in fat. 1w
  •   rekateka Such beautiful plating. Looks like a treat to eat. 1w
  •   johanhal Gah, I miss 'Salt & Fat'. 1w

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2w neven
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neven "The things I have seen will haunt me forever." 2w

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2w neven
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neven The finished sarma (pickled-cabbage rolls with lots of smoky meat). Served with sour cream and grilled bread. Must get good enough at rolling these to make like a 100 for friends some day. 2w

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neven Yeah ok, chill out, kid. 2w

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neven And here's mom making sarma, Croatian/Bosnian roll of pork, beef, bacon, and rice, in a pickled cabbage leaf, with smoked sausage, and in broth thickened with paprika-tomato roux. Much better than cabbage rolls made with fresh cabbage! 2w

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neven My mom and Olive making pogačice s čvarcima, Croatian biscuits where the fat component is pork belly, rendered into crunchy chicharron-like bits, then ground and mixed with lard. 2w
  •   jfwinter Sounds like a heart attack on a biscuit 2w
  •   pldcrl Wow. I've never made it past palachinkas. 2w
  •   jaddiedodd Looks like your mother is a beautiful woman. 2w
  •   neven @jfwinter It's significantly less fat than a regular biscuit… served with bacon :) 2w
  •   jfwinter Sounds really yummy tho :) 2w
  •   phillygirl Um, @jimray... 2w

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neven Glasses are the cheapest time machine. 2w
  •   johndkane Four pairs of the glasses one over top of the other is the cheapest kind of fun race. 2w

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  •   courtneyp I've always thought Olive looked like Peko Chan! 2w
  •   neven @courtneyp oh yes, it's been a running thing with us ever since @mitcho pointed it out! 2w

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2w neven
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neven Shadows in the morning. 2w
  •   upso At first I thought it was a dog butt 2w
  •   markyrjacksonfive I was going for X-ray of man-area 2w

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3w neven
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neven Kachka-inspired dinner: tvorog vareniki (cheese dumplings) in lobster broth enriched with a bit of whey and cream, my dad's kulenova seka salami, pickled sweet peppers, scallion and salt (vodka chaser), two pickle juices (sweet pepper and tomato), pineapple vodka. 3w
  •   neven (Kachka is my new favorite restaurant in Portland: a hip Russian place.) 3w
  •   perpixeled Yum! 3w
  •   courtneyp We finally went to Kachka last night! I already want to go back. 3w
  •   ashbales That is amazing I love it!! 2w

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