I dunno about your part of the world, but over here in Tokyo it’s getting chilly and with my dutch ovens back in the kitchen, I’ve been busy warming the house with soups, stews, and braises. Last week I found these glorious veal shanks at my local butcher and I knew the instant I saw […] The post
In this day and age when you can pick up a package of dry pasta almost anywhere, you might be wondering what kind of lunatic would try and make their own at home. Well … I’m one of those crazies that make their own pasta, and it’s not just because fresh pasta tastes better, I […] The post ...
Hokkaido-style Miso Ramen
Hokkaido, is Japan’s northernmost island and was my home for my first 3 years back in Japan. With wide open pastures and coastal waters loaded with some of the best seafood in Japan, it’s the landscape looks more European than Japanese, and as the field would suggest, it’s also the breadbasket of
Biz Buzz Japan
Just wanted to give y’all a heads up that I’ll be on Biz Buzz Japan which has a few air times today and tomorrow on NHK World. It’s a show about how Japan is innovating in the business world, and this particular episode is about how they’re dealing with the plummeting stocks of wild unagi. […] The
Ricotta, which literally means “recooked” in Italian, is a fresh cheese that’s so easy to make, there’s really no reason to buy it pre-made in stores. It’s a versatile ingredient that’s used in the filling for ravioli, and it’s what I used to make my Malfattis a few weeks ago. But perhaps my ...