May 23, 2013

Japanify 2-in-1: Miso-Shio-Koji Marinated Duck + Duck Fat-Slathered Yaki Onigiri

by Yoko Kumano

Duck has always been a bird I’ve been meaning to explore. Its rich, luscious fat always makes me feel like I’m indulging in something reserved for a special occasion. I always dream about the duck fat potato chips that Hopscotch in Oakland fries up to perfection. Those definitely make me feel special, and happy to […]

March 7, 2011

ReCPY Redux: Peking Duck

by Moto Yamamoto

About a year ago, Dickson’s Farm opened up a shop in Chelsea Market and I often go there to get my meat. It’s fresh, and sometimes you can see the guys butchering huge chunks of cow. It’s nice to buy meat where you can see it being cut up. Also, their prices are pretty decent […]

September 14, 2010

Slightly Peckish: Confit, Anyone? (Paris)

by Sakura Gooneratne

The French are famous for their cuisine and although it seems a daunting task to find the diamonds amongst the gazillion eateries in Paris, we had our trusty mother– with her Japanese travel guides– who took us seemlessly from one good restaurant and bistro to another. She likes to do her research before travelling and […]

March 17, 2010

Camino Restaurant (OAK)

by Yoko Kumano

Two long tables that seat about 40 guests Harry Potter-style, line the walls of Camino in Oakland. These dramatic slabs of wood sum up the restaurant itself – friendly and warm. Adding to the drama are two stone grills at the back of the restaurant in full view of the guests and four huge chandaliers […]