Sweet


February 28, 2013

Japanify: Amazake (Sweet Sake)

by yoko

Amazake literally translates to “sweet sake” which is deceiving considering it’s non-alcoholic. It’s sweet, milky and easy to digest, making it perfect for kids or adults with an upset stomach.

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February 25, 2013

The Forest Feast: Hamentashen for Purim

by Erin Gleeson


Jonathan’s brother and his wife Arielle came to visit last weekend from New York. The weather was gorgeous so we did a little late afternoon baking on the deck with a glass of wine!

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February 4, 2013

The Forest Feast: Olive Oil Cake

by Erin Gleeson

It is a bit unnerving that the word “oil” is a part of the name of this cake, but don’t let it fool you, it’s delicious.

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January 28, 2013

The Forest Feast: Tu Bishvat

by Erin Gleeson

Over the weekend, we celebrated a little Jewish holiday called Tu Bishvat. It’s often called the “new year of the trees” and is sort of like Jewish Earth Day.

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January 18, 2013

Postcard from Nahoko: In a Palatable Way (Karatsu)

by Nahoko Morimoto

*Nahoko Morimoto is a Tokyo-based photographer. Her work has been featured in Brutus and Vogue Japan.

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January 15, 2013

Slightly Peckish: Omiyage from Japan: Shonan Cheese Pie

by Sakura

There is something about Japanese confectionary and pâtisseries that pushes sweets to a level of sophistication I haven’t found anywhere else.

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January 9, 2013

Postcard from Tokyo

by yoko

Cream anmitsu at Nakamuraya on the 9th floor of Tokyu department store (west wing) in Shibuya.

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November 27, 2012

MOTOism: No Ordinary Chestnuts

by Moto

Did you know that the U.S. lost all its chestnut trees back in early 1900s due to a disease brought over from China or Japan?

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November 6, 2012

MOTOism: Raisinwich is the New Macaron

by Moto

I don’t know about what’s going on in your city, but these days, NYC is filled with macaron shops.

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September 26, 2012

Super Faminto: Brasil’s Chocolate Brigadeiro!

by Bryan Sanders

Brazil has a serious love for condensed milk in their desserts and brigadeiro is the #1 most commonly made of them all.

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