Stephanie Hua

Stephanie Hua is the creator of Lick My Spoon, a place for all things delicious. So far she has learned that she very much enjoys salted caramel anything, a good soup dumpling is worth a scalded tongue, and there is no room in life for non-fat cheese and crappy chocolate. Also, a barrel of cheese balls never ends well.

Stephanie has been known to choose her company based on how much they can pack it down. Ability to endure cramped quarters, sketchy back alleys, and uncharted paths to seek out that special dish is also a plus in her book. If you fit the criteria, drop a note. You’ll probably get along just fine.

Stephanie's writing and photography have been featured in Fodor's Travel, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Serious Eats, and Sundance Channel. Follow her on Facebook and @lickmyspoon.

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Roasted Eggplant Salad with Almonds, Feta, and Mint

Roasted Eggplant Salad with Almonds, Feta, and Mint

| March 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Eggplant is tossed in a flavor-packed marinade, roasted until golden and creamy, and then dressed in lemon, soy sauce, almonds, feta, mint, and scallions. You’ll be coming back to this again and again — as a side, on its own, in a wrap, served with eggs…it’s a good every which way!

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Home Is Where the Heart Is On Valentine’s Day

Home Is Where the Heart Is On Valentine’s Day

| February 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Enjoy a special dinner made with love at home this Valentine’s Day. All the fancy, none of the fuss: heart-shaped Beet and Goat Cheese Napoleon Salad, Salmon with Dill Beurre Blanc, and Braised Fennel with Pancetta.

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Homemade Nutella Soufflés

Homemade Nutella Soufflés

| February 11, 2013 | 3 Comments

Valentine’s Day can be kitschy overkill. Still, there are some things that just never go out of style. Like chocolate. Sure, a box of chocolates is great, but you’re looking to impress, right? Step it up with Homemade Nutella Soufflés and bask in the adoration.

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Fancy Food Show Trends and Slideshow

Fancy Food Show Trends and Slideshow

| January 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Highlights, trends and fun photos from the 2013 Fancy Food Show. Superfood Mania, Coconut Everything, The Anti-Potato Chip, Gluten-Free Goods, Untraditional Sodas, Foie Gras, Black Truffles!

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Romanesco, the Lady Gaga of Broccoli

Romanesco, the Lady Gaga of Broccoli

| January 16, 2013 | 2 Comments

A properly Roman dish, this dish combines the classic “Cacio e Pepe” (cheese and pepper) with beautiful florets of broccoli romanesco sautéed in garlic and olive oil.

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Apple Crumb Cake: A Naughty Version of the Nice

Apple Crumb Cake: A Naughty Version of the Nice

| December 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

This is officially my new favorite coffee/breakfast/snack/anytime cake. It has a comforting heft to it. It will remind you of apple picking and old fashioned donut shops. The cake on its own is wonderful, but the crumb topping makes it swoon-worthy. You will eat every last crumb. Promise.

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Brown Sugar and Thyme Roasted Pecans

Brown Sugar and Thyme Roasted Pecans

| December 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Crunchy oven-roasted sugared pecans coated in a heavenly combination of brown sugar, cinnamon, and thyme, with just a touch of sea salt. Throw some over a spinach salad with blue cheese and pears for a gourmet treat, or eat by the handful.

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Inside California Olive Ranch during Harvest

Inside California Olive Ranch during Harvest

| December 5, 2012 | 1 Comment

California Olive Ranch produces 60% of the olive oil that is grown in California, and not only are they producing the genuine (delicious) article, they are doing it with integrity and efficiency. A look inside California Olive Ranch during harvest season.

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Mom’s Cranberry Apricot Scones

Mom’s Cranberry Apricot Scones

| November 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Eaten hot, straight from the oven, these scones are light and chewy inside, crunchy golden on the outside, and pure comfort all over.

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Cranberry Jalapeno Relish

Cranberry Jalapeno Relish

| November 17, 2012 | 1 Comment

Sweet, tart, with a subtle kick of jalapeno and a twist of lime, this cranberry relish packs a punch of flavor.

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Thanksgiving Stuffing Balls

Thanksgiving Stuffing Balls

| November 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

This recipe for Sausage, Sage, Pecan, Cornbread Stuffing Balls ensures optimal crunchy to moist stuffing ratio.

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Pumpkin Toffee Cookies recipe

Pumpkin Toffee Cookies recipe

| October 17, 2012 | 3 Comments

The chewy pumpkin cookie of your dreams, full of pumpkin spice and buttery toffee bits. Don’t you already feel all warm and cozy and fall-like just thinking about it?

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Cast Iron Skillet Cooking: Chicken Marbella recipe

Cast Iron Skillet Cooking: Chicken Marbella recipe

| October 11, 2012 | 4 Comments

An updated take on this classic chicken dish, you fall in love with the sweet, salty, subtly smoky combination of prunes, olives, and capers all over again with this skillet version.

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Highlights from Roli Roti’s Pop-Up at Chez Panisse

Highlights from Roli Roti’s Pop-Up at Chez Panisse

| October 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Roli Roti celebrates its 10th anniversary at Chez Panisse.

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