June 2, 2015
With Sake, Rules Are Made to be Broken: In the Class with John Gauntner
I'm in Las Vegas now, for John Gauntner 's sake professional course. John...
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...
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