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Anglo-Thai chef's simple recipe for spicy fried-egg salad at home

Homemade Yum khai dao (fried-egg salad). (Bloomberg photo by Richard Vines)

"The Thais love eggs and this dish is very popular at homes in Thailand, though you don't see it so much on restaurant menus."

A pecan-crusted trout that's baked, not fried, satisfies that craving for buttery, crispy fish

Pecan-Crusted Trout With Brown Butter Herb Sauce (Photo by Laura Chase de Formigny for The Washington Post)

I love a fried fish fillet but sometimes can't face the mess: the egg wash, the flour/cornmeal coating and the skillet of hot oil. So, when that craving strikes, especially on a weeknight, I turn instead to the oven, and rather than flour or cornmeal, I coat the fillets in finely ground...

Rod Cornish and his Hot Rod Cafe exist to make New London happy

Rod Cornish, left, moves a tray of tomatoes to the oven while making tomato sauce as he films an episode of “Winging It!,” featuring local attorney Scott Sawyer, center, at Hot Rod´s in New London last month. Cornish and his head chef Carlos Paucar started the youtube channel after the COVID-19 pandemic began. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

"I wanted to be one of those restaurants that are a presence in the community. I wanted a bar where you go to celebrate someone's retirement or a birthday or someone getting engaged."

Chicken salad is a classic. A bold harissa dressing gives it a fresh kick.

Harissa Chicken Noodle Lettuce Cups. Laura Chase de Formigny for The Washington Post.

I was immediately drawn to her light chicken salad made with rice noodles and a dressing flavored with harissa that is spooned atop lettuce cups.

A simple recipe for oyster-sauce scallops to make at home

Oyster-Sauce Scallops and Mangetout. (Richard Vines/Bloomberg)

"This is a super-easy and delicious Cantonese-inspired seafood dish that uses only a few fresh ingredients," she says.





Rick's List - Autumn Check List Edition

Though meteorological autumn started at the first of the month, the first day of fall — according to the folks who make calendars — is Sept. 22. Either way, it's time for some fall foliage, about which I have some...

Three towns, one great preserve

All too often, people don’t fully appreciate nature’s small wonders, Carl said, adding, “I’m thinking of putting a sign up that reads, ‘Stop, look, listen.’”