Kitchen Follies

October 28, 2013

Kitchen Follies: Shio-Koji Roasted Chicken

by Kayoko Akabori

In life, I’m all about making mistakes. The important thing is to just try everything! I was always the person to ask all the stupid questions in class; I’ve never had much of a fear of failure or looking dumb in public. I actually just tripped and fell on a busy street with full-on Farmer’s […]

February 5, 2010

Kitchen Follies: Meyer Lemon Turd

by Kayoko Akabori

I like to think that I have sharp instincts and a knack for good flavors in the kitchen– my parents are both professional chefs, as is my brother. So in theory, I should be a supernatural. But something in the kitchen always goes horribly wrong when I am asked to follow a recipe to make […]

July 3, 2009

Kitchen Follies: Can’t Caramelize Onions To Save My Life

by Kayoko Akabori

I don’t get it- caramelizing onions looks like it would be so easy, right??? But somehow, I’m always fucking it up, every time. I watched this video online (the guy is kinda cute!) and thought alright, I can do this. WRONG!!! It was all going so well- I chopped the onions, added oil, butter and […]

June 1, 2009

Buttered Bread Pudding Battle, Part I

by Kayoko Akabori

In pure Yamahomo style, I’m battling myself in the kitchen. I’m doing so many recipe posts lately, I can’t stop! As you can tell, my unemployed ass is starting to cook more- what the hell else do I have to do, right?? This weekend, I had a stale baguette on my hands. I’m talking like […]

February 9, 2009

Kitchen Follies: Chocolate Turd

by Moto Yamamoto

I failed. Utterly and completely. I’ve had some failures in the past but usually saved them from total disaster, but this time, there was nothing I could do… Last week, Kayoko asked me to write about a Valentine’s Day appropriate post, and I decided to make chocolate truffles. It’s one of the simplest recipes you […]

February 4, 2009

Kitchen Follies: Devils on Horseback

by Kayoko Akabori

In the world of food blogs, it’s a rare occasion to see a recipe gone bad. Gorgeous, mouthwatering foodporn shots of well-prepared, perfectly crisped, braised and roasted dishes abound in the blogosphere. But what about all the times when your master creations have totally FAILED??? So today, I’m going to talk about how I totally […]