Category Archives: Food

We need food and water for sustenance, but why stop there. If there is one thing that can bring people together it is food.

40×Tokyo: Tsukiji Market

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T-minus 39 days and counting.  Today’s birthday wish is to visit… Tsukiji (築地) I am particularly excited to see Tsukiji Market before it is moved to its new location.  Their move has been delayed but just the same it is … Continue reading

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Perfectly Pastel Tea Party

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I missed out on a wonderful opportunity when I was a teenager.  My grandmother had what can only be described as a spectacular tea service collection.  Towards her last days she passed it along within the family, and I did … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Cocktail – Basil Grande

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I’ve started making all the preparations for a festive Valentine’s Day this year.  It is one of my favorite holidays.  Who doesn’t want to celebrate love?  Found a drink that is perfect for the occasion.  It is called a Basil … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving Feast

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We are just about to tuck into our Thanksgiving dinner.  This year mon chouchou has outdone himself.  He has whipped up an entire feast of Middle Eastern treats – all from scratch.  Egyptian style falafel {no chickpeas at our house, … Continue reading

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Taking It All In at the Japanese Food Expo

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What a turnout at the Metropolitan Pavilion this past Saturday for the Japanese Food and Restaurant Show 2012!  I had ample opportunities to practice my “すみません” {sumimasen/excuse me} when weaving carefully through the packed crowd to check out each vendor’s offerings.  Cutting … Continue reading

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Itadakimasu! Japanese Food Expo

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  Very excited to be joining a good friend, and awesome chef, this weekend at the 19th Annual Japanese Food & Restaurant Expo in NYC.  Hoping to run into my friends from Dassai Sake and Sake Discoveries there too!

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The Autumn Usagi Are Back

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Friday marked the official transformation from Summer into Autumn.  Without a doubt, what I look forward to more than anything in the Fall is when Minamoto Kitchoan brings back their Usagi-san (うさぎさん), a seasonal wagashi (sweet). These little treats in … Continue reading

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Playing Dress Up @ Alice’s Tea Cup

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Today I got to hang out with a friend I hadn’t seen in 10 years!  We worked together in the city ages ago.  As it turns out we both like very much to play dress up.  She just received the … Continue reading

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Sakuraya Cream Puff

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My Saturday Guilty Pleasure = A fresh made cream puff from the Sakuraya stand inside Daido Market in White Plains.  It is hands down the best cream puff in all of Westchester, NY!  I can rave on and on about … Continue reading

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Macaron Cafe NYC

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Macaron Cafe opened a new location during the summer.  It is dangerously close to Japan Society and depending on the rhythm of the lights, between Grand Central and JS, I end up walking past it all the time.  Finally had … Continue reading

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