November 11, 2013

The Forest Feast: Orange Galette

by Erin Gleeson

Hola from España! To celebrate finishing the cookbook (yay!), we headed to Andalusia. We rented a little apartment in Sevilla which is such an idyllic town. Citrus trees literally line all the streets — it’s amazing! Around every corner you’ll find another tapas restaurant, with tables scattered over cobblestones, beneath citrus trees. Even the cathedrals have citrus […]

October 7, 2013

Kuishinbo: Yuzukosho

by Yuki HD

Yuzu citrus is one of the most important ingredients in Japanese cooking. The juice of the yuzu is prized both for its citrusy flavor and elegant. The skin is often used as a garnish for chawanmushi (steamed egg custard) or osuimono (clear dashi soup). Lately, upscale restaurants in the States love to finish off their dishes […]

April 3, 2013

Casa de Kei: Spring Pea Salad

by Keisuke Akabori

Lightly sautéed green salad with upland cress, sweet english peas, pea tendrils, ginger, purple artichokes, green scallions, baby bell peppers, blood orange and artichoke chips. Perfect for spring! INGREDIENTS Serves 2  1 small bunch upland cress (watercress is a nice alternative) 10 pea tendrils (keep a few raw pea tendrils and raw upland cress for […]

March 12, 2013

Kuishinbo: Oba-chan’s Shochu Kumquats

by Yuki HD

When we were little we used to watch my oba-chan (grandmother) make this seasonal treat from Kagoshima prefecture in southern Japan. We were too little to enjoy it at first, but as we grew older the dish became more and more delicious. Oba-chan’s preparation differed from the original recipe in that she substituted shochu for […]

February 5, 2013

MOTOism: Homemade Ponzu

by Moto Yamamoto

When life gives you sour oranges, make ponzu sauce. Ponzu is such a versatile condiment and its acidity adds a lot more dimension than regular soy sauce. It’s also extremely easy to make your own ponzu at home. Especially when you find sour oranges (called dai-dai in Japan, and sometimes called “bitter orange” here in the […]

May 28, 2012

Forest Feast: Orange Avocado Salad

by Erin Gleeson

This citrus salad is easy and pretty! Peel and slice 1 avocado and 1 orange into rounds. Layer on a plate, alternating. Sprinkle with cilantro and green onion (scallion). For a dressing, drizzle with olive oil and a pinch of sea salt. About one avocado and one orange per person should do. For a group, […]

April 16, 2012

Forest Feast: Citron Rosemary Fizz

by Erin Gleeson

Soak citron (I used Buddha’s hand, aka “fingered citron”) in vodka for 3 days. Strain. Make a rosemary simple syrup by simmering one part sugar, one part water and one rosemary sprig for 5 minutes (or when it is reduced by half). Then strain. CITRON ROSEMARY FIZZ INGREDIENTS 1 tsp rosemary syrup 3 tbsp citron […]

December 19, 2011

Forest Feast: Grapefruit Edamame Salad

by Erin Gleeson

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