March 19, 2015

Japanify: Shisomaki

by Yoko Kumano


Every time I go to Japan, I am exposed to new foods, new regions and new friends.

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March 18, 2013

The Forest Feast: Beet Haroset

by Erin Gleeson

For those of you planning your menu for Passover, or for anyone looking for a quick appetizer idea, here’s a fun and colorful twist on haroset, a traditional Jewish dish.

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December 3, 2012

The Forest Feast: Persimmon + Brie Sandwiches

by Erin Gleeson

I had some left over persimmon after making this salad for Thanksgiving, so I sliced them into wedges and made these little appetizer sandwiches, which people seemed to really like!

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August 20, 2012

Forest Feast: Umami Mart Fiesta

by Kayoko Akabori

Last weekend on a warm Sunday evening in the woods we hosted A Forest Fiesta in honor of the recent opening of the Umami Mart shop in Oakland.  

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March 26, 2012

Forest Feast: Spiced Paprika Pepitas

by Erin Gleeson


In a plastic bag combine:
1 cup pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds)
2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tbsp  sugar
1 tsp coarse sea salt
1 tbsp olive oile

Shake the bag until the seeds are well coated, then pour into a bowl.

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March 22, 2012

Japanify: Tofu To-Go

by Yoko Kumano

Baked Tofu

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.

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June 1, 2011

Packaging Whore: Wrapper’s Delight

by Anders Arhoj


Oh great, here we go again. Another blog post about Japanese food packaging design.

But you know what?

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December 23, 2010

Japanify: Tamari Popcorn

by Yoko Kumano


A trip to Brattleboro, Vermont was just what I needed this winter… it provided a little R&R and an idea that was perfect for Japanify.

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December 15, 2010

Skankynavia: Danish XXXmas Snacks

by Anders Arhoj


This weekend two designer friends Louise Gaarmann, Tina Ratzer and I threw a “julestue” (directly translated: “christmas livingroom”) which is sort of a Christmas market with things to buy and stuff to snack on– but in my apartment and not in a local store.

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November 29, 2010

Lazy ReCPY: Addictive Beet Chips

by Moto Yamamoto


Since my last post on an early Thanksgiving dinner, I went down to Fort Lauderdale, soaked in a lot of sun, darkened up the way a real Asian guy should look, then came back to a freezing NYC.

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