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June 8, 2015

China Diaries: Zhanglaowu Bean Jelly Store

by Yoko Kumano

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It’s kind of embarrassing, but I really didn’t do any research about Chengdu before touching down on the tarmac.

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May 19, 2015

Postcard from Chengdu: Liang Mian Noodles

by Yoko Kumano

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*Yoko is in China for 10 days! And with no access to Facebook or Instagram, she is sending us photos the old school way — via postcards.

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September 4, 2013

Japanify: Spicy Indian Summer Stir-Fry

by Yoko Kumano

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I’ve been really lazy about cooking these past few weeks. I don’t know if it’s because we are (finally) experiencing summer here in Oakland, or if I’m feeling unmotivated in the kitchen.

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May 2, 2013

Japanify: Lotus Root Kinpira

by Yoko Kumano

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I am a huge fan of spice, and finding a dish that I can make that delivers the spice is always a welcome affair.

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April 22, 2009

Happy Hour: Jalapeno-Pear Caipiroska

by Payman Bahmani


For Happy Hour this week I’ve created another cocktail for you that’ll help you get your spring on!

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April 15, 2009

Happy Hour: Chocolate Chipotle Chicanery

by Payman Bahmani


This week we’re going to have a little fun during Happy Hour as we set aside the history lessons and cocktail lore, along with all notions of cocktail purism and snobbery, to indulge in a little cocktail hedonism.

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February 25, 2009

Happy Hour: Mary’s Makeover

by Payman Bahmani

From time to time I like to go back to the drawing board with certain cocktails and see if I can work in another twist while still maintaining the integrity of the original.

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August 5, 2008

Happy Hour: Spicy Bloody Mary

by Payman Bahmani

Here’s a Bloody Mary that’ll not only help your hangover but kick your ass in the process.

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August 4, 2008

Happy Hour: Chile Pepper Infused Vodka and Dragon (Cock)Tail

by Payman Bahmani

What good is tasty food if you don’t have an equally tasty beverage (preferably alcoholic) to wash it down with?

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