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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Frozen Key Lime Pie

Frozen Key Lime Pie

| September 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

This is the perfect dessert for summer entertaining. The texture is fantastic (like soft ice cream). The cool lime custard filling is sweet, tart, and refreshing. Billowing poufs of vanilla whipped cream brings an impressive volume to the dessert. Best of all, you can make it all ahead of time.

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Potato Salad

Potato Salad

| September 1, 2012 | 2 Comments

This Potato Salad was inspired from the one I tasted at Cochon Butcher in New Orleans. It is heavy on the mustard – the tang of it cuts the richness of the mayo and leaves the salad feeling lighter than most potato salads. Handfuls of scallions and dill also bring some fresh herbaceous flavor to the party.

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Tips on Preparing Food for Burning Man

Tips on Preparing Food for Burning Man

| August 24, 2012 | 7 Comments

What to eat at Burning Man: tips on food preparation and recipes that will fortify and satisfy.

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Food Porn from the Tasting Tent at SF Chefs 2012

Food Porn from the Tasting Tent at SF Chefs 2012

| August 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Visually appetizing highlights from the Tasting Tent at SF Chefs. Food. Wine.

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Too Hot Tamales: Smoky Bean, Bacon and California Avocado Tostadas

Too Hot Tamales: Smoky Bean, Bacon and California Avocado Tostadas

| July 31, 2012 | 1 Comment

These Smoky Bean, Bacon and California Avocado Tostadas have it all. They are crunchy and creamy, salty and acidic, smoky, tangy, fresh, and just plain satisfying.

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Maui Coffee Farm Tour

Maui Coffee Farm Tour

| July 11, 2012 | 4 Comments

Experience Maui through its coffee: we tour a small coffee estate, a commercial scale farm, learn about heirloom Maui-grown coffee, roast and bag, and of course, enjoy some fresh-brewed coffee.

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Chef Peter Merriman: A Pioneer in the Farm-to-Table Movement in Hawaii

Chef Peter Merriman: A Pioneer in the Farm-to-Table Movement in Hawaii

| July 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Chef Peter Merriman talks about Hawaii’s culinary scene, doing the right thing, and three local foods you have to try if you’re visiting Hawaii for the first time.

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How Professional Eaters Stay Balanced

How Professional Eaters Stay Balanced

| May 14, 2012 | 2 Comments

When eating is your job, how do you stay balanced? Marcia Gagliardi, founder and publisher of the popular dining and drinking e-column Tablehopper, tells us how she does it.

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Spring Cleansing: Juicing

Spring Cleansing: Juicing

| May 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

A look into juicing and a recipe for energy-boosting Green Juice.

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Forbidden Foie Gras

Forbidden Foie Gras

| April 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

The countdown to California’s ban on foie gras, slated for July 1, has foie gras lovers eager to indulge while they can. A look at what chefs are saying about the ban, and a peek into what the future may hold.

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Recipe: Tomato Pie 2.0

Recipe: Tomato Pie 2.0

| April 4, 2012 | 11 Comments

A simple pleasure of thick, soft crust, and sweet, tangy tomato sauce.

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Kale Pesto Quinoa and 10 Irish Beers for St. Patrick’s Day

Kale Pesto Quinoa and 10 Irish Beers for St. Patrick’s Day

| March 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

A healthy way to go green this St. Patty’s Day and 10 Irish Beers to try.

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Mariangela’s Olive Oil Banana Bread Recipe

Mariangela’s Olive Oil Banana Bread Recipe

| March 5, 2012 | 1 Comment

This delicious banana bread (a.k.a. breakfast cake) is easy, fuss-free, and made with fruity olive oil and creamy yogurt.

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Fried Seafood in New Orleans + Mardi Gras Slideshow

Fried Seafood in New Orleans + Mardi Gras Slideshow

| February 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

New Orleans is one of my favorite eating towns. Granted, San Francisco is where my heart is, but New Orleans speaks to me. New Orleanians seem to just eat life up with gusto. And I love that they have managed to preserve a culinary history and food culture that is so distinctly their own. I jump at every chance I get to visit NOLA, and with Mardi Gras festivities in full swing, this is a prime time to be in town.

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