October 4, 2013

Japanify: Grilled Oriental Chicken

by Yoko Kumano

The early 90s… I was distancing myself from my Sandylion stickers while making multiple trips to the Wherehouse to make sure that I got tickets to see Radiohead at the Edge in Palo Alto. It was a confusing time, but it shaped me. Foodwise, I was tiring of the hambagu, Japanese curry and and gratin […]

November 22, 2012

Culinography: Barbeque Turkey

by Erin Gleeson

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

July 30, 2012

Forest Feast: Rosemary Mushroom Skewers

by Erin Gleeson

Rosemary mushroom kebabs are great on the BBQ or you can roast them in the oven. Using rosemary sprigs (instead of wooden or metal skewers) will herb-infuse your vegetables as they cook. I stacked mushrooms, marinated tofu and bell peppers on mine — but you can literally put anything on them, even meat. If you […]

February 13, 2012

Culinography: Kebab Night

by Erin Gleeson

Our neighbors recently invited us over for kebab night. In California in February, it’s easy to grill outside and I’m convinced everything tastes better when cooked outdoors! This was a seriously flavorful meal: beef kebab served with a plate of herbs (radishes, mint, green onions), homemade baba ganoush (made from grilled whole eggplants), rice purposefully […]

July 11, 2011

ReCPY: Lux Summer Japanese BBQ

by Moto Yamamoto

Photos by Derek Dercep. I am currently writing this post from Lake Muskoka in Canada. My friend OWNS a freaking island here. Apparently, this lake is ranked No. 1 in the U.S. for summer vacation destinations. Screw the Hamptons, this island is so much better!!! (Although I’ve never been to the Hamptons). Life is good, […]

July 5, 2011

Old School Eats: Nickel Diner (LA)

by Sarah Nevada

Downtown Los Angeles is a special place–a part of town that still feels authentically gritty and big city-like. Even amongst the gentrification going strong in a few, piecemeal pockets, downtown LA is still pretty much what it was in Beverly Hills Cop 2. Sure, the crime rate and smog levels have dropped since the 80’s, […]

November 26, 2010

Tlayudas Doña Martha (OAX)

by Kayoko Akabori

Last month, I visited Oaxaca City for a week-long, much-needed vacation. It may sound silly, but I came back a changed person. There is something magical about Oaxaca– the food, the people, the colors, the phenomenal art and dedication to culture. The Cathedrals were magnificent (I am such a sucker for Roman Catholicism, bloody Jesus, […]

November 25, 2010

Culinography: California Turkey

by Erin Gleeson

I am excited to be leaving cold New York this week for my family’s annual Thanksgiving at my aunt and uncle’s beach house in Santa Barbara, CA. We always BBQ the turkey, like this one from a few years ago. Happy Thanksgiving! +++ *This photo will be on display at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s […]

September 16, 2010

The Big Feed: Baby Blues BBQ (LA)

by Sarah Nevada

Regional food pride has long been a competitive discussion between residents of urban cities throughout the United States (acutely observed here by our favorite comedian Kyle Kinane). Food at the the top of this list, like pizza and hot dogs, are usually made with cheap ingredients infused with a local style. And of course there […]

July 26, 2010

ReCPY: Yakiniku BBQ J-Sauce

by Moto Yamamoto

Summer is here. A very fucking uncomfortably hot summer is here. I am not young enough to go out to the beach and lay out all day any more, which pisses me off. However, staying young-looking requires me to wear a lot of sun screen. What is it to get old? It’s not fun at […]