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Introducing Zenspotting

  Does the world really need another food gallery site? The answer is YES! of course. If you’re a regular visitor of this site you probably noticed a little icon on the top left corner that says “Check Out Zenspotting”. I decided to create Zenspotting because I thought it would be fun to have a […]


Peko Peko

On the aftermath of the disastrous events in Japan a group of food bloggers and food writers headed by Stacie Billis, Rachael Hutchings and Marc Matsumoto joined efforts to write a cookbook to support Japan’s recovery. The result of this amazing collaboration is now available for purchase, it’s called Peko Peko: Family-Friendly Japanese Recipes, a softcover […]


Chefs of Aloha @ the James Beard’s house with Alan Wong & Georges Mavro

I spent quite a bit of time in Hawaii in my early chef life and I always been very fond of the culture, the people and of course the food of the islands. So when I heard that two of my favorite Hawaiian chefs Georges Mavro and Alan Wong were coming to town to cook […]


Behind the Line @ Le Bernardin

I got the opportunity to spend two days in the kitchen of Le Bernardin this week to learn new tricks and find some fresh inspiration. There’s no need to introduce this one-of-the-kind restaurant since Chef Eric Ripert is a regular fixture on popular shows on television and has earned the highest distinctions in the restaurant […]


Behind the Line @ L’ambroisie, Paris

My last stop in Paris was the kitchen of L’Ambroisie located in the very chic Place des Vosges in the 4th arrondissement. Bernard Pacaud is one of France’s most talented and respected chefs who drew attention early-on with his classic skills and intense flavor combinations. L’Ambroisie saw a meteoric rise to success in the 80’s and […]