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Year of the Ram

by Ian Ngon 19 February, 2015
If you hear of turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and yams, you’d be readily forgiven if your next immediate thought is about harvest, football and Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving in the United States and Canada is one of the tentpole holidays during the year. They’re big. They have a lot of cultural signficance. They have very distinctive […]

Live Life Like Nothing’s Wrong

by Ian Ngon 22 December, 2014
I got a call late Saturday evening to take part in something extraordinary, and now that it’s all done, I can reflect on it as being exactly nothing short of extraordinary. I was given the privilege and the pleasure of accompanying a little girl, Loralai, and her mother Chantle, to Disneyland. They had traveled to the […]

It Began with Coffee…

by Ian Ngon 30 October, 2014
One of Alton Brown’s current Truths About Food is, “The most important kitchen tool is the kitchen table. Food connects people and that doesn’t happen unless there’s a table.” Whether that kitchen is in your home or in a Michelin-starred restaurant, I believe this to be absolutely true. How else can you explain a pure […]