Servings: 1Prep: 15 minutesTotal: 20 minutes Ingredients 1 pound slab bacon, roughly chopped1 medium onion, small dice2 garlic cloves, minced1-inch knob of ginger, peeled and minced1 1/2 cups chopped kimchi2 cups cooked rice, preferably day-old1 tablespoon gochujang2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened2 scallions, thinly sliced2 eggs, fried sunny side up Directions 1. In a large skillet, wok or cast iron pan over high heat, add bacon and cook, stirring, until fat is fully rendered and the bacon is barely starting to crisp. Pour out all fat but 2 tablespoons. 2. Add onions, garlic, and ginger and sauté for 1 minute, or until very aromatic. Add chopped kimchi and rice and sauté, stirring frequently, for 4-5 minutes, or until very hot. Drop the heat[…]

Bacon: the cornerstone of the Standard American Diet and the decade’s trendiest ingredient for just about every dish from bánh mì to beignets. What usually stands as a greasy breakfast (or lunch, or dinner) indulgence has lately emerged in San Francisco‘s fine dining scene. The only catch about this bacon? It doesn’t come from a pig. SPQR executive chef Matthew Accarrino has created a bacon made with white sturgeon worthy of the restaurant’s one Michelin star. The SPQR team prepping for service. All photos by the author. At 2 PM, the SPQR team is busy at work prepping for evening service. The dark lacquered tables have yet to be set. Curious pedestrians on Fillmore Street peek into the restaurant’s open[…]

Photo by Farideh Sadeghin When it comes to fried finger food, egg rolls might be our unsung heroes. Whether from your favorite white-tablecloth dim sum spot or the crappiest Chinese delivery joint in your neighborhood, egg rolls have always been there for us, and we love them for that. But sometimes they don’t get the love they deserve. And as we all know, bacon is love. Chef E-Dubble grew up in South Central LA and got one of his first gigs doing a pop-up at the Comedy Union, where he met future clients like Mike Epps, Kevin Hart, and Rodney Perry. The hottest thing on his menu was these egg rolls, and it’s easy to taste why. Stuffed with cabbage, bacon, shrimp, and spices, they’re smoky, savory, addictive[…]