January 31, 2014

Kuishinbo: Konnyaku Detox

by Yuki HD

Konnyaku has been used in Japan as a medicinal food for 1500 years and was very popular during the Edo period. It is likewise a staple in Chinese medicine, said to aid in detoxification as well as a host of other benefits. Konnyaku is also a very popular ingredient for weight loss because it is […]

October 11, 2012

Japanify: Matsutake Farro

by Yoko Kumano

The other day, Washi and I went to Uniqlo thinking we could just casually stroll in two days after its opening. First reality check: there was a line winding two blocks down the building. So we went to some other shops. Second reality check for Washi: he couldn’t fit comfortably into a size M anymore. […]

June 14, 2012

Super Faminto: Juicy Booty at Bibi Suco (RIO)

by Bryan Sanders

CH and I have relocated to Rio for work (and personal pursuits) and finally, we now live in the tropics. But this is not the Amazon, not even close. The Amazon rain forest is thousands of miles away. In this particular neighborhood in Rio, literally just outside our window, we have the largest urban tropical forest […]

March 22, 2012

Japanify: Tofu To-Go

by Yoko Kumano

Protein is a great thing to carry around. It stays together and packs an energy-filled punch, in comparison to a salad or veggie stir-fry –which can either take up lots of space or taste very bad because of a temperature change. Hunks of hamburg or chicken tenders, on the other hand, can be easily saran […]

February 16, 2012

Great UM Noodletown: Moroheiya

by Yoko Kumano

Feeling out of the loop can make you feel old. I was feeling that way on Sunday night when I didn’t recognize a third of the bands and artists that took the Grammy’s stage. I didn’t know when Maroon 5 ended and Foster the People began… it was all just so confusing. By 10 o’clock, […]

September 2, 2011

Food Rx: Pizza vs. Pizza (An Introduction)

by Lizzy Boelter

It’s Monday morning, and by “morning” I mean 12:30pm. Monday is the first day of the service industry weekend. I’m coming down from two double shifts and a closing shift at the slow food pizza duo Pizzaiolo and Boot and Shoe Service. My girlfriend won’t wake up, and we are out of coffee. After navigating […]