Black mission figs aside, I’ve never been a big fan of figs or anything made from them. I guess I’ve always found them a bit flavorless as far as fruit goes. When my dad came to visit my new pad in Tokyo bearing a jar of fig jam from his neighbor in the Blue Mountains, […] The post Fig Preserves ...
Having grown up in a small agricultral community in California where mobile taquerias set up shop along the main thoroughfares each evening, I thought I knew Latin American food. It wasn’t until I went away to college and I had my first Cuban meal that I realized how little I knew. After moving out
I didn’t think I’d be able to top my banana cheesecake potstickers, as far as speedy desserts go. I was wrong. These things come together in about 5 minutes and that taste just as good (possibly better) than the real thing. Crisp and buttery on the outside, with a generous dusting of cinnamon sugar
Sake Chazuke (Salmon Tea Rice)
Although I find comfort in foods from around the world, this is one that I can legitimately lay claim to as a comfort food that brings me back to my childhood. Warm, savory and nourishing for the soul, a bowl of ochazuke is a fantastic way to lift your spirits (or mend a hungover body). […] The ...
Considering its relative simplicity and abundant array of vegetarian dishes, Indian food never fails to amaze me with its full-flavored culinary repertoire that never leaves me wanting meat. Some may argue that if you add enough spices you can make boot leather taste good, but Indian cuisine isn’t
When I started this blog, I thought it would be kind of fun to post a few of the most successful dishes to come out of my kitchen. Part kitchen time capsule, part memory augmentation experiment, I didn’t expect I’d ever have so many dishes to write about. But 8 years, 4 kitchens and over […] The ...