California


July 29, 2013

The Forest Feast: The Farmers Markets of the Silicon Valley

by Erin Gleeson

I had so much fun illustrating this map of all the farmers markets in Silicon Valley for the current issue of Edible Silicon Valley magazine. 

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July 2, 2012

The Grand Foie Finale

by Kayoko Akabori

We said our tearful farewells to foie gras this weekend in California. This fucking blows.

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March 17, 2010

Camino Restaurant (OAK)

by Yoko Kumano

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Two long tables that seat about 40 guests Harry Potter-style, line the walls of Camino in Oakland.

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February 18, 2010

Japanify: Making Natto in North America

by Yoko Kumano

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Natto is the one of those foods that elicits strong reactions. I get overwhelmed with a sense of joy and excitement, but the response I hear from most people (who aren’t from or aren’t descendants of the eastern regions of Japan) is pure disgust.

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December 27, 2009

Chez Panisse: Petit Four (Berkeley)

by Kayoko Akabori

Chez Panisse: Petit Four

Chocolate ganache | Almond shortbread thumbprints with meyer lemon peel and icing.

Find my meal in pictures here.

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July 15, 2009

Daytrip to Calistoga: Cafe Sarafornia

by Kayoko Akabori

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Erin was in town for a few weeks and I went up to see her in her hometown near Santa Rosa.

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July 6, 2009

Umamiporn: California Sun-kissed Picturelog

by Yoko Kumano

A California Dinner

I took a much-needed trip back home to California in May for two weeks. I risked contracting the swine flu to indulge in my second passion after eating – photography with my grandma’s 1970s Nikon EM film camera.

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June 17, 2009

Umamiventure #16: Harley Farms Goat Dairy

by Kayoko Akabori

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We ventured out to Pescadero a few weeks back, which is about an hour south of San Francisco, to visit Harley Farms Goat Dairy.

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April 19, 2009

Shake Stop off the 5 at the Apricot Tree

by Kayoko Akabori

Drove down to Palm Springs last weekend for Sashe‘s fabulous wedding weekend. It was to be a fun-filled weekend of old friends, celebrating love, excellent food, tanning by the pool, and dancin, Dancin, DANCIN!

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January 29, 2009

UM Recession: Free Lunch at Google HQ

by Kayoko Akabori

Went over to Google HQ in Mt. View for lunch today. The plethora of food there is just mind-blowing- not to mention FREE!!!

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