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Vermont 2014 August 20, 2014

Filed under: food,Travelog — Jung @ 12:36 pm

Another really fruitful music making experience at the Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival this summer. Like last year, I was the chef for the big gala, and played the gala concert right after — what fun!!

Got to perform from memory the piece that I wish to die performing on stage if I get to chose how it goes when the time comes — Rachmaninoff Sonata for Cello and Piano — with Peter Sanders. We played our hearts out of this huge romantic work, I couldn’t asked for more…

Also got to play with the amazing Arturo Delmoni in Tartini’s Devil’s Trills. And the three of us played Smetana’s Trio which was written after the death of the composer’s little daughter. What an epic and tragic composition… This has been one amazing time for me. I am humbled by the whole experience…

tons of love from me to this fascinating world of music <3 [nggallery ID=37] Here is the menu: Sous Vide Steak with Truffle Vinaigrette, Caramelized Onion, and Torched Heirloom Cherry Tomato Caramelized Fig with Mascarpone Cream and Prosciutto Shrimp Berger with Avocado Mango Salsa Porcini Mushroom Pizza with White Truffle Oil Rosemary Heirloom Tomato and Fetta Cheese Tart Sous Vide Chicken, Liver, and Smoked Pork Belly Terrine with Pistachio Kalamata Olive and Sun Dried Tomato Tapenade Grilled Eggplant, Tomato, and Yogurt Dip with Mint Sous Vide Drumsticks with Hoisin Ginger Glaze ps love love love my Nomiku sous vide machine!!


Boston January 20, 2014

Filed under: My favorite place on earth,Travelog — Jung @ 4:43 am

MFA is definitely another one of my fav places on earth <3 [nggallery ID=32]


Spring Lake, NJ October 24, 2013

Filed under: Travelog — Jung @ 3:59 am

Cold autumn day at the Spring Lake, so close to Rachmaninoff’s home, so beautiful and quiet. I LOVE road trips <3 [nggallery ID=30]


I love Vermont! August 28, 2013

Filed under: HuaHua,Music,Travelog — Jung @ 4:11 am

Fab time making music with the best ppl at the Central Vermont Music Festival this summer. HuaHua even made it in the papers TWICE — I am a proud mama Smile

HuaHua on Vermont Standard

HuaHua on the Herald

San Francisco Sourdough Starter I used:
san fracisco sourdough starter

and love my super strong kitchen torch for Crème brûlée Smile
Kitchen Torch


Crested Butte, CO August 5, 2011

Filed under: Travelog — Jung @ 12:12 pm

Flew first class for the very first time in my life, it was awesome Smile Gotten used to cooking in the high mountains, and even went hiking on the rocks — acting not girly for a day, and a day only Wink Went to several concerts… all fun!


Saratoga July 16, 2011

Filed under: Travelog — Jung @ 12:08 pm

Very long trip from Nantucket > New York > Saratoga. But it was beautiful and I got my first lavender plant and went to drive in theater for the first time in my life. Fun Smile


I love Nantucket July 14, 2011

Filed under: Travelog — Jung @ 11:41 pm

Practiced soooo hard, learned Bach-Busoni Chaconne in D minor and a bunch of transcriptions of Bach’s violin pieces, listening to lots of violin tracks over and over… Then finally I am at my favorite island, Nantucket, once again for a recital. The whole process and the end result made this a wonderful first part of the summer Smile


Judge for a day :-) January 30, 2011

Filed under: Music,Travelog — Jung @ 11:59 pm

Judging a competition in Bridgeport, CT today. Didn’t really like the idea that I had this much power over some poor kids for a few hours in their lives, but made it fun anyway. Bridgeport is one gorgeous place! Had a ball even after, toro and sake and all the Japanese goodness… Thanks, Ben Smile


Bridgeport, CT, view from the University


The finalists awaiting the announcement of the winners


fog April 5, 2009

Filed under: Travelog — Jung @ 10:15 am

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hiking in the 邢天剛 Mountain

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Thought this combo was too hilarious —

fancy schmancy Katherine Malandrino silk dress +
ROLLED UP low rise boot cut jeans +
silk stockings +
slippers borrowed from sis-in-law Allison (note: I don’t even own one pair of flats… ever!)

Catching me hiking in the mountains again? probably never… Smile


Dot April 2, 2009

Filed under: Friends,Travelog — Jung @ 11:41 pm

Dine at “Dot” (隨意鳥地方), a panoramic city view restaurant on the 85th floor of Taipei 101 with two high school friends tonight. Special requested the chef to make me a plate of raw vege with no dairy nor dressing, was glad the masterful chef didn’t get offended — just couldn’t eat anymore refined food Wink

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looking out from our window seat table… love Taipei 101… 

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iPhone G3 Chinese version and iPhone first generation English version with a nice bottle of Chianti at InHouse Lounge… hmm, time to get the G3 with a new number.

nice to see old friends, we’ve grown up so (if not old already) Smile  


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