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Jessica Dang
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Jessica Dang is a freelance writer, blogger, and social media consultant based in New York City. She is currently developing Single Girl Dinner, an online community and resource of dinner ideas for young independent women living in the city. She enjoys reading menus, dining at the bar, and experimenting in the kitchen when no one's looking. When it comes to food, she can't resist uni, foie gras, caviar, or Popeyes' fried chicken.

Simple Pho: Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup

Simple Pho: Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup

Learn the secrets to a simple, flavorful pho broth. …

Salmon & Shiitake Fried Rice

Salmon & Shiitake Fried Rice

Salmon fried rice with shittake mushrooms is a great use for salmon leftovers. …

Spicy Lamb with Green Beans, Thai Basil, and Scallions

Spicy Lamb with Green Beans, Thai Basil, and Scallions

Spicy lamb with green beans and Thai basil over jasmine rice will hit the spot for tonight's dinner.…

The Beauty of a Dinner Party

The Beauty of a Dinner Party

Scoping out the trendiest restaurant is all the rage but at-home dinner party can be just as magical, and much more intimate.…

Minty Green Beans in Lemon Butter

Minty Green Beans in Lemon Butter

Upgrade a basic side salad of green beans with warm, lemony butter and bright mint leaves.…

Greek Yogurt Caesar Dressing

Greek Yogurt Caesar Dressing

Toss kale, frisée and fennel with this guilt-free dressing for a salad you can serve at your next dinner party.…

How to Peel a Garlic Clove

How to Peel a Garlic Clove

You don't have to claw at garlic with your fingers or smash it dramatically with the side of the knife to peel a perfect clove. …

Japanese Eggplant with Garlic and Thyme

Japanese Eggplant with Garlic and Thyme

Crispy garlic slices and thyme leaves transform farm stand eggplant into an elegant dish.…

Broiled Salmon with Balsamic Butter Sauce

Broiled Salmon with Balsamic Butter Sauce

For those who love great meals but lack the skills or just want something simple and divine, broiled salmon will never fail to please the tastebuds.…

Couscous with Veal and Deglazed Mushrooms

Couscous with Veal and Deglazed Mushrooms

It sounds fancy but all you're doing when deglazing is adding liquid to bring out the flavors from the glaze left behind from sautéing in oil or butter.…

Taglierini con Calamaretti – Pasta with Tiny Calamari

Taglierini con Calamaretti – Pasta with Tiny Calamari

Pan-frie them in a pan with garlic-parsley butter and toss them with fresh taglierini, top off with lemon juice, chives, and a pinch of smoked paprika.…

Sweet Paprika Chicken and Sautéed Brussel Sprout Leaves

Sweet Paprika Chicken and Sautéed Brussel Sprout Leaves

The crunch and buttery flavor of the sprouts marries well with the spicy tender chicken that was marinated in yogurt for thirty minutes prior to cooking it.…

Rainbow Swiss Chard Salad with Almonds, Roquefort and Blueberries

Rainbow Swiss Chard Salad with Almonds, Roquefort and Blueberries

The fragrant sweetness of the blueberries tame the pungent nature of Roquefort cheese, and the almonds add a nutty bent and a good crunch.…

Roast Chicken Salad

Roast Chicken Salad

There's no tossing involved, so this composition is purely guided by your eye and intuition.…

Flæskesteg – Danish Roast Pork

Flæskesteg – Danish Roast Pork

Flæskesteg is a glorious roast pork dish typically served on Christmas Eve in Denmark.…

Beef Shortrib Soup with Vegetables and Macaroni

Beef Shortrib Soup with Vegetables and Macaroni

Homemade soup always sounds like a feat, but it's nothing more than letting everything do its thing in a big pot of simmering water.…

Squid Ink Pasta with Sea Urchin Sauce

Squid Ink Pasta with Sea Urchin Sauce

If you want to make something simply divine, then this pasta dish is for you. The emphasis here is on the words simply and divine.…

Pumpkin Honey Muffins

Pumpkin Honey Muffins

Jessica Dang, or rather, her friend Yeonhee, makes these simple and delicious pumpkin honey muffins.…

Pesto Macaroni with Feta and Herbs

Pesto Macaroni with Feta and Herbs

Simple, delicious and memory-stirring, this pesto macaroni with feta and herbs is a wonderful and simple dish.…

Budget Steak and Eggs

Budget Steak and Eggs

Not looking to shell out big bucks for a steak dinner? Bohemian steak to the rescue. …

Lazy Breakfast – Tin Foil Eggs

Lazy Breakfast – Tin Foil Eggs

Are you too lazy to cook eggs in a frying pan like normal people? Jessica Dang has the perfect tip for you.…

The Grand “Afternoon Tea for One” Catastrophe at The Wolseley

The Grand “Afternoon Tea for One” Catastrophe at The Wolseley

Jessica Dang tries a classic British afternoon tea on her own. The results are catastrophic.…

The Beauty of Shad Roe

The Beauty of Shad Roe

Sometimes the ugliest item at the market can turn out to be a delicious discovery.…

Thit Kho Trung – The Other National Dish of Vietnam

Thit Kho Trung – The Other National Dish of Vietnam

Thit kho trung - braised pork belly with hard-boiled eggs, is a dish served in almost every Vietnamese home.…

Maine Sweet Shrimp Crudo

Maine Sweet Shrimp Crudo

This simple recipe for preparing Maine sweet shrimp makes an elegant appetizer for 3 or 4 people or could be eaten as a lovely light dinner for one.…