The Hopkins Buffet

November 17, 2014

Japanify: Yuzu Marmalade

by Yoko Kumano

It seems like there are two types of people in this world: people with too many yuzu in their lives and people who are always in search of yuzu. Unlucky for me, I am in the latter category. But hold your tears! I met someone who has too much yuzu in her life and she […]

November 3, 2014

The Hopkins Buffet: Flor de Izote con Chorizo

by Yoko Kumano

We’re in a record drought in California. Luckily, many of the plants in my garden are drought-tolerant and have actually been thriving thanks to consecutive days, weeks and months of dry, hot sunlight. I’ve lived in my house now for a year and a half. This summer was the first time I saw a bloom […]

November 29, 2013

The Hopkins Buffet: Holiday Cooking 101: Make-Ahead Gravy

by Yoko Kumano

Did you run out of gravy this year? Do you dream about swimming in vats of gravy? I’ve answered “yes” to both of these questions on many occasions. It was my first Thanksgiving this year, in my new home and I vowed that at MY Thanksgiving dinner, the gravy would flow like the Trevi Fountain. […]