To us, cooking is a way to connect cultures and create new memories. When we work with a new recipe, we consider each ingredient – sourcing locally whenever possible. We believe in understanding the origins of a dish, but we encourage you to make it your own. If you’re new to the kitchen, we keep things simple, efficient, and accessible. If you’re a “real chef,” our recipes are sophisticated enough to surprise your palette. We are the great equalizer of great food.

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Sesame Ice Cream With Apple Cider Donut Bites

 Ice cream is so remarkable! It’s a blank slate for a skilled artist to create masterpieces for the masses to […]

Apple Cider Muffins with Streusel

 Fall in New England is a time when I take my daughter to Tougas Family Farm for apple picking. […]

Chinese 5-Spice Apple Cider Doughnuts 

  The first thing that comes to mind at the end of summer is apple season, which means it’s time for […]

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Jesse Jackson III : Cook A Book

Life at My Family Table Being part of a mixed family while growing up, the food at the dinner table […]

Melissa Lee: Cook A Book

By Melissa Lee Life at My Family Table When I was little, my dad hired a lady from the countryside […]

Justin Alexander Shoults: Cook A Book

By Justin Alexander Shoults Life at My Family Table At an early age, I showed interest in creating something with […]

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Sesame Ice Cream With Apple Cider Donut Bites

 Ice cream is so remarkable! It’s a blank slate for a skilled artist to create masterpieces for the masses to […]

Apple Cider Muffins with Streusel

 Fall in New England is a time when I take my daughter to Tougas Family Farm for apple picking. […]

Chinese 5-Spice Apple Cider Doughnuts 

  The first thing that comes to mind at the end of summer is apple season, which means it’s time for […]

Jesse Jackson III : Cook A Book

Life at My Family Table Being part of a mixed family while growing up, the food at the dinner table […]

Late Summer Peach Yuzu Ice Cream

My daughter Amber loves peach! The Lookout Farm in Natick, MA is close to our apartment. Harvesting peaches in August […]

Orange Teriyaki Burger

Eating a teriyaki burger is one of my favorite childhood memories. Since I was little, my go-to for a burger […]

Taiwanese Three-Cup Chicken

A loyal follower requested that I make Three-Cup Chicken on our cooking channel, and I can’t say no. Why? Because […]

Kkakdugi Korean Radish Banchan 

In Korean cuisine, banchan is the name for a small side dish served along with cooked rice. We adapted techniques […]

Ramen Noodles in Yellow Miso-Mustard Broth with Frankfurters

By Justin Shoults + Melissa Lee Some of my favorite childhood memories involve noodles and hotdogs. My dad was the […]

Red Miso Marinated Ribeye Steak with Glazed Carrots 

  Well, what can I say? I love miso, and I love ribeye steak. If you usually marinate your steak […]

Tempura Brownies

By Robin Clark + Melissa Lee Taiwan is a melting pot. We were ruled by the Japanese government for fifty […]

5 Tips to Establish A Healthy Quarantine Routine 

Make your stay-at-home a time to remember By Kayce Tiongson   Since the global outbreak of COVID-19, people have gone […]

Ram-Don Noodles

     By Melissa Lee “You are what you eat” means the food you choose to consume daily is […]

Easy to Make Inarizushi! Stuffed Tofu Bags for All Tastes!

by Melissa Lee + Amber Lee  Amber was born a couple of days before I turned thirty. She was the […]

Gochujang Meatballs

 By Justin Shoults + Melissa Lee   Would you believe this dish was created because I had leftover gochujang […]

Taiyaki: Whimsical Fish-Shaped Treats and Cooking with My Kids

By Melissa Lee In my “Am I Screwing Up My Kids” blog post, I encouraged readers to cook with children […]

Host A Yakiniku Party With 3 Simple Recipes!

By Melissa Lee How was your Labor Day weekend? To celebrate the end of summer, the Millers and I threw […]

Melissa Lee: Cook A Book

By Melissa Lee Life at My Family Table When I was little, my dad hired a lady from the countryside […]

Justin Alexander Shoults: Cook A Book

By Justin Alexander Shoults Life at My Family Table At an early age, I showed interest in creating something with […]

Salmon Rillette on Crispy Rice Chips

By Justin Shoults + Melissa Lee   Over the years, I have tasted many of Justin’s delicious dishes (lucky me!). […]

Miso Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Pockets

 Support Our YouTube Channel! We will do our part to leverage this platform to inspire responsible actions. Now more […]

Smoked Strawberry Miso Ice Cream

“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate.”       –William Shakespeare   I love […]

Everything Bagel Donuts + Furikake Cream Cheese

By Robin Clark + Melissa If you think being pastry chefs are all about unicorn cupcakes and frosting, many of […]

Kimchi Sausage

By Justin Shoults + Melissa Lee   Sausage reminds me of my time exploring the night market during childhood. In […]

Under the Sea Kimchi Dumplings 

    By Justin Shoults + Melissa Lee   Growing up in Taiwan, I had heard the word “kimchi” since […]

Have a Happy and Healthy New Year with an Antioxidant-rich Goji Berry, Soy, and Ginger Steamed Fish Recipe

It's that time of year again: new year, new goals, new resolution. This means healthier choices. If healthy eating is […]

Make Showstopping 3D Snowball Cookies at Home!

Last week, I shared my butter cookie dough recipe and encouraged you to improvise with whatever you have in your […]

Boo! Make Mummy Butter Cookies for a Tasty and Spooky Halloween

Halloween is coming! Are you excited? Since I am a chef, I love dressing my children as food. My son […]

Balsamic Strawberry Pie: Summer Never Tasted So Good

Summer is berry season. My children and I enjoy going to local farms and harvesting berries. My little girl Amber […]

Strawberry Salads and Summertime with Family

People often ask me what do I cook at home? I'm a chef, so you might think that I cook […]

Pang Jee: Sweet Thai Pancakes for a Sweet Summer

Last month, I shared my favorite savory pancake recipe in my blog "OKONOMIYAKI Okonomiyaki (お好み焼き) – QUICK AND EASY JAPANESE […]

Okonomiyaki (お好み焼き) – Quick and Easy Japanese Pancake for American Home Cooks

Many of my clients are big fans of the food documentaries on Netflix. Danielle and Jim have watched every episode […]

How To Make a Luscious Apple Pie

If you follow my blog, you likely already know that I am very inspired by apple season this year. Have you […]

It’s Mushroom Season! Quick Orange Maitake Mushroom Stir Fry

What ingredients do you associate with fall? Do you immediately jump to apples, cranberries, or pumpkins? In the past, I've […]

Delicious & Healthy Kale Apple Smoothie

It's officially well into apple season here in the Northeast. Have you done any apple picking yet this fall? If […]

Robin Clark: Cook-a-book

By Robin Clark Life at my family table  What kind of food did you grow up eating, and how did […]