Is it possible to be an “authenticity nazi” in the States and survive? How does one not die of hunger while avoiding Crab Rangoons, California Rolls, and syrupy-sweet Tom Yum Goong? The Japanese Agriculture Ministry has plans to crack down on “fake” Japanese restaurants worldwide. Will having sushi police mean better food?
How was I to resist the nude, baby-soft cheeks of a voluptuous Alphonso mango, fleshy and ripe with honeyed nectar? Or the briny lips of an oyster’s folds, freshly shucked and sweetly yielding? Gentle reader, I could not help myself. Continue reading
Anywhere people congregate en masse for sustenance is the heart and soul of a place, and when it involves food, it’s the “stomach” too. At 7 am, the frenetic energy of an Asian wet market can leave you bewitched, breathless, and bewildered… Continue reading
You don’t expect little old ladies to have their hands all over the fruit display in supermarkets. But there they are, squeezing the stone fruit so vigorously, you know the pretty purple plums are going to bruise. So why doesn’t the store manager say something? What’s going on in the power dynamics over there? Get the scoop! Continue reading
How to keep warm when Jack Frost hates you.