Al Dente's posts

Everyday Thai Cooking: Quick and Easy Family Style Recipes

In Everyday Thai Cooking, Katie Chin—a chef hailed as the “Asian Rachel Ray” by her many fans—shares her recipe secrets along with tips, tools, and techniques that enable you to easily bring … [more]

Old Fashioned Whiskey Cocktail

The old fashioned whiskey cocktail is making a comeback. I couldn’t be more thrilled. [more]

Coconut & Chicken Soup

This is a delicious soup that my wife taught me how to make. It is infused with the flavors of Thailand. It takes a while to make, but it is well worth the effort. [more]

Lemon Drop

Here is my variation on the lemon drop cocktail. It’s simple, fun and great for parties. Serve in a martini glass. [more]

Bitter Martini

The martini wasn’t always the dry creature that it is today. Perhaps it has suffered its only little variant of global warming, becoming increasingly parched with the passing of time. Here is a … [more]

Piña Colada

Real men may not drink Piña Coladas — at least not in public. There is something about this creamy concoction that simply can’t be dismissed as another frilly sweet drink. So when the … [more]


Although James Bond would never order this metrosexual martini, there are plenty of John Dorian types who consider this to be a man’s drink. I think Dorian is a pretty funny guy, and every once … [more]

Sex on the beach

This is a silly name for a sweet cocktail. I like to serve this at parties as it tastes good and gets the conversation flowing. [more]

Lemon Sea bass

It may not be cheap and it may not by environmentally correct, but every once in a while I can’t resist cooking up some sea bass. It’s easy to make and the high price point limits my … [more]

Patrón Añejo Tequila

There are a number of fine tequilas on the market, but when I am in the mood to splurge I head straight for the Patrón Añejo. In my mind it is the definitive margarita tequila. The subtle smoky … [more]