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Japanify

Japanify: Warm Shiitake and Corn Salad

After a whole summer of non-stop sunshine, fruit smoothies and ice-cold Franzia boxed wine (that was actually only for a day, sadly...), I'm really looking forward to the comforting food of autumn. I am not complaining though. I am a huge fan...

The Forest Feast

Forest Feast: Strawberry Caprese

Strawberry Caprese is a seasonal twist on the classic tomato basil appetizer. A perfect mix of sweet and savory! Strawberry Caprese 1 bunch chopped basil 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1 cup bocconcini (mozzarella balls) 2 cups sliced strawberries Combine all. Dress...

Japanify

Japanify: Nagaimo

On paper, nagaimo sounds like a miracle food. Nagaimo is a type of yam with hardly any calories, while simultaneously lowering blood pressure and cholesterol. It's also full of potassium and fiber and ideal for the diet of a diabetic. And that list doesn't even include its...

ReCPY

ReCPY: Homemade Worcestershire Sauce

One of my favorite restaurants is Kajitsu, as I've written a couple of awesome reviews about the place. Chef Nishihara is simply a genius. His creativity and flavoring, using only vegetables (it's a vegan/shojin restaurant), is just amazing. I saw an article in last week's...

Japanify

Japanified Arancini

When I was a kid, my mom made ebi-fry, tonkatsu and korokke frequently. Every time she would serve up one of these deep-fried treats, my sister and I who were both picky eaters, would be satisfied. To this day, I love Japanese deep...

こんにゃく (Konnyaku)

Konnyaku aka devil's tongue (wtf?!?) is a gelatinous mold that is often found in Japanese cuisine, in dishes such as nimono (stewed vegetables and meats), oden (fish cake stew). The grey, rubbery slab that you find for a $1 next to the tofu in any Japanese...

Culinography

Culinography: Introducing Forest Feast

I am excited to announce that I have just launched a new food photography blog called FOREST FEAST. Having just moved to the woods of Northern California from New York City (where I worked as a food photographer), my recipes, home cooking and photography have...

Skankynavia

Skankynavia: Pumpkin Ravioli Party

I can't believe I just spent another weekend in a kolonihus (colony house). But that's how the Scandinavians roll and who can say no to a pumpkin ravioli punch? My Icelandic friend's friend has a cute little cottage in Copenhagen which she visits regularly on weekends and slowly...