Meat Watch

December 31, 2013

The Vin Vivant: Fat Belly, Tiny Bubbles

by Audrey Luk

When Old Man Winter’s icy digit stops mercury from rising, I am reminded of a traveler I met in Argentina, a Canadian middle-school teacher who once ran sled dogs. It was so cold in Saskatchewan that when he and the dogs returned to their cabin after a day of skittering across the tundra, he dropped […]

September 20, 2012

Japanify: Pork + Myoga Madness

by Yoko Kumano

Myoga madness continues as I experiment with the harvest from my sister’s myoga plant. Last week, I topped raw myoga on tofu. This week, I make a stir fry with myoga and slices of pork shoulder. I am very inexperienced with cooking mammal meat and quite intimidated when it comes to preparing chunks of it. […]

February 27, 2012

ReCPY: Rolled Chicken Breast Stuffed with Sticky Rice

by Moto Yamamoto

I’ve been reading on many Japanese blogs that people are stuffing sticky rice inside a whole chicken, which absorbs all the good stuff from the bird, and makes a very nice sticky rice accompanying a perfectly roasted bird. I was going to roast the whole bird, but realized I would be the only one who […]

November 24, 2011

Deer Head

by Kayoko Akabori

Let’s give thanks for everything we eat today. Photo by Kelly Ishikawa, a San Francisco-based photographer and the co-owner of The Perish Trust. 

August 5, 2011

Old School Eats: Street Tacos at La Reyna (LA)

by Sarah Nevada

Photos by Thomas L. Young One dollar street tacos at a busy intersection in downtown Los Angeles is about as old school as you can get. On the corner of Mateo and 7th street, in front of the Mexican restaurant La Reyna (Est. 1974), is a taco stand run by one guy on the grill […]

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, […]

June 28, 2011

Slightly Peckish: Hainanese Chicken Rice

by Sakura Gooneratne

My sister is married to a wonderful man, whose mother also happens to be an exceptional cook. As a Malaysian diplomat’s wife, the prime minister preferred her cooking to going out to restaurants whenever he rocked into London. She’s that good. The injection of Indian and Chinese influences are especially evident if you ever visit […]

June 17, 2011

Super Faminto: Gracinha’s Feijoada-Lite (São Paulo)

by Bryan Sanders

With the in-laws away in Paris, my sister-in-law, grandma, house chef Gracinha, and dog-in-law Pri (short for Princess or Priscilla, still not sure) have come to stay with us. The opportunity was ripe to finally ask Gracinha to show me her feijoada-lite recipe. I wrote about feijoada last year, as it’s Brasil’s national dish. Feijoada […]

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 […]

April 9, 2010

Meat Watch: Lap Cheong aka Chinese Sausage from Mow Lee Co.

by Kayoko Akabori

One of my loyal Monday night regulars brought me these on the other week. A bag full of Chinese sausages! YAY! He grew up in  San Francisco and swears that this one butcher in Chinatown, Mow Lee Co., makes them the best (774 Commercial at Grant, 982-5767). He brought me the regular pork kind, and […]