Archive for October, 2009

Kyoto Master Chef Yoshimi Tanigawa

Last week, Kyoto Kichisen Master Chef Yoshimi Tanigawa opened his doors to Michael of Kyoto Foodie, Marc of No Recipes and I. I don’t usually fly across the globe to do internships at fine restaurants but this opportunity was just too good to pass and i’m infinitely grateful to both Michael and Marc for inviting […]


White Truffle & Hazelnut Macarons

I have my eyes on this Pierre Hermé recipe since last year but unfortunately the season for white Alba truffle had ended. So i waited patiently by the campfire. The seasons went from rain to thunder and back until finally one sunny morning – the diamond of the kitchen reappeared. Ok, i wasn’t literally waiting by […]


Pork Belly Buns

My pork belly buns are better than Momofuku’s! Here i said it. You may want to unleash the dogs now and let them eat me alive but first give me a chance to explain. I had the pork buns at Momofuku and while i thought they were very delicious, i left thinking they could be […]


Warren Pear-Almond Tart

I was thrilled to receive a box of Warren Pears from Frog Hollow Farms this week. I’ve been a big fan of theirs and a long time customer and when they asked me to write a guest post and create a recipe for them, i just couldn’t refuse. I heard they’ve been reading this blog […]


Israeli Couscous Salad with Roasted Mushrooms, Herbs & Pickled Golden Raisins

I love to jump head-first into the culinary wonderland with no particular plan of action (I recommend you wear a helmet though. One is never too cautious). Dishes you create in the spur of the moment are often the best and this salad is the perfect example. It started out as a vague attempt at […]