Archive for October, 2010

Asaba Ryokan in shuzenji, Japan

After spending several days in Tokyo our little adventure in Japan took us to Asaba Ryokan in Shuzenji, a pictoresque village about 2 hours by train south of Tokyo that was recommended by the lovely Ayaka of the Ryokan Collection. Asaba is a traditional Japanese ryokan dating back to 1675 (and still owned by the […]


Truffled “Raclette” Pizza: the Swiss Invasion

In this Foodbuzz challenge we were asked to re-envision a traditional Italian pizza from a different perspective. As i was thinking about this project there was a bloody war in the far confines of my imagination – Switzerland invaded Italy. I know the chances of this tiny pacifist nation invading anyone are [giggles] pretty slim but […]


Braised Short Ribs: a step by step tutorial

In this next Project Food Blog challenge we were asked to create a step-by-step instructional photo tutorial demonstrating one of our favorite recipe. The photos need to guide the reader through many winding roads so i’m crossing my fingers that none of you will get lost in the jungle and get eaten by piranhas. One […]


Zen eats Tokyo

A few weeks ago, my friend Marc of No Recipes asked me to join him on the Tokyo stop of his eating frenzy across Asia, an offer i couldn’t refuse of course. Do you remember how much fun we had in Kyoto last year? So after a long journey halfway across the globe (what we […]


Project Food Blog: A “Small Plate” Tasting Menu at Home

Thank you to all of you who voted to advance me in this competition. Shall we do it again? I’ll keep going if you keep voting! In this next Foodbuzz challenge we were asked to prepare a luxurious and exotic dinner party at home and test the patience of our guests with endless photo shoots […]