Author Archives: UM Guest


March 5, 2014

Event Recap: Ramen Shop in Brooklyn!

by UM Guest

By Anna de Castro

Just when I thought February in NY could not get any dreamier (and by dreamy, I mean cold, slushy, and awaiting 6-8 more inches of snow), word came that a Bay Area favorite was making its way east, to shed a bit of light on our blustery season.

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October 21, 2013

The Swedish Chef: Czech Fried Cheese

by UM Guest

By Haan Riddell

I LOVE CHEESE. This dish is the ultimate cheese dish, perfect when you need to comfort yourself on a rainy day or when you have a bad hangover.

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September 27, 2013

Long Beach Seikatsu: Hot Java

by UM Guest



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September 23, 2013

Iberian Tattie: Hello Edinburgh!

by UM Guest

By Marta Bernal Valencia

Last year I decided it was time for me to reinvent myself.

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August 16, 2013

Haenyo: Diving for Sea Creatures on Jeju Island

by UM Guest

By Vanessa Lee

Jeju is a volcanic island approximately 240 miles south of Seoul. It is otherwise known as the Hawaii of Korea, as well as Korea’s capital for unusual theme parks — including Love Land, which closely resembled a Good Vibrations shop on steroids.

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July 16, 2013

Carrot Shochu Pickles

by UM Guest

By Steven Sharafian

I spend a fair amount of time making tsukemono (pickles). I focus mostly on quick-pickles that only take a couple of minutes to prep and have a short curing period.



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June 20, 2013

Conbini Cabaret: Gentei Candy, LTD

by UM Guest

A few weeks ago, one of my professors went off on a tangent while lecturing:

“I was looking through a text book which read, ‘Japanese are nature-loving people.’ As if other people don’t love nature!

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June 12, 2013

Iberian Tattie: A Passion for Tuna in Tarifa

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By Marta Bernal Valencia

Last month, my English friend Elaine and I agreed to meet in Tarifa, a small town in Cadiz, Spain.

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May 8, 2013

Iberian Tattie: The Fishing Villages of Ayamonte + Monte Gordo

by UM Guest

By Marta Bernal Valencia

After weeks of cold and rainy weather in Madrid, I headed to Huelva (in southwestern Spain) to meet up with my friend Lucía from London.

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March 1, 2013

Ask a Bartender from Japan: The Art of Cleaning the Bar

by UM Guest

*We asked our friend, Mr. Tomokazu Kai of Heuga Bar in Gifu City, “What types of towels and products do you use to clean your bar?” Mr.

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