May 8, 2015
On Translating Haruki Murakami, and New Japanese Storytellers
From left to right: Roland Kelts, Jay Rubin, Ted Goossen, Motoyuki Shibata, Aoko Matsuda, Satoshi...
April 28, 2015
The Birth of Sake: A Look Inside Japan's Yoshida Brewery
Cooling just-steamed rice at Yoshida Brewery. Photo by Yasuyuki Yoshida. Those who love sake or...
April 5, 2015
Happy Ritual Spring Holiday!
I'm a sucker for spring flowers and holiday decor, as some of you may have gathered. Since...
March 19, 2015
One Soup Three Dishes: The Foundation of Japanese Cuisine
Five of the six courses that made up lunch at Fujita Japanese Cooking Studio For all the incre...
March 13, 2015
When Cheese Met Sake: The New Franco-Japanese Alliance
Hakkaisan Sparkling Nigori sake with (clockwise from top left, Bleu d'Auvergne, Brillat Sa...
February 6, 2015
Notes on Sake: New York, Tokyo, Hiroshima
The bar at Saikai. Photo: Paul Wagtouicz An article I wrote on the growing sake scene in N...
December 29, 2014
Yana Gilbuena's SALO Series: Bringing Pinoy Cuisine to all 50 States
Yana setting the table for her Minneapolis pop-up. Among Asian cuisines, Filipinos think of th...
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