Burdock and Pokeweed Fritters with Chipotle Marinara

Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, these fritters are composed of pokeweed (fresh and green and mildly tingly on the tongue) and earthy puréed burdock root. Paired with the sweet, silky, and slightly spicy chipotle marinara, these crispy fritters are a treat during the warmer months.

Hot Crab Dip

This rich, gooey, addictive dip combines the delicate sweetness of crabmeat with the slight bite of the dry vermouth and lemon juice.

Chicken Cheese Katsu

One of my favorite Japanese dishes (washoku), chicken-cheese katsu has a crispy fried panko exterior encasing a juicy chicken interior that’s filled with rich, gooey cheese.