This is a story about kale, egg rolls and breaking some rules. We’re known for a few things within our posse of food friends and family: We never tire of kale, our love of deep-fried egg rolls is eternal, and stirring up some trouble in the kitchen is how we keep our culinary lives exciting. So how is it that all these three have something in common? The answer is easy: We make it happen. And at the same time, we make it delicious to the point that friends need to eat a half-dozen.
It starts with Diane’s family tradition of eating Vietnamese egg rolls, a dish that was immediately shared between the both of us when we met more than 19 years ago. Throughout the years, with Todd’s American cattle ranch upbringing and Diane’s love of fresh, seasonal market produce, we added some different spins on the egg roll filling. The range of combinations has occasionally bewildered Diane’s Vietnamese mom.