March 5, 2009

How to Roast a Turkey in Tokyo

by Yoko Kumano

Turkey would be really popular in Tokyo. If everyone had ovens. I love turkey and I knew my friends in Tokyo could appreciate an American icon that doesn’t just come to a theater near you, but comes straight to your dining table. Dinner parties are very rare in Tokyo because space is limited in homes. […]

December 1, 2008

Sunset Turkey

by Erin Gleeson

Hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving! I went to Santa Barbara and spent a long weekend with my family at my aunt & uncle’s beach house. Dad BBQed our turkey, and right before we put it on the table, I snuck it out to the cliff for a quick portrait. Here she is: Kayo, […]

Saved by Alton Brown

by Moto Yamamoto

Thanksgiving came and went. Usual things were made. Soup, salad, bird, all the side dishes, nice dessert, including pumpkin creme brulee. You can look at my previous year’s spread since many of the items were pretty similar. One freaky thing happened. This year’s bird was 20 lb, and general rule of thumb is 15 minutes […]

November 27, 2007

Thanksgiving in Santa Barbara

by Erin Gleeson

I have a very large family and every Thanksgiving, a sprinkling of us flock to my aunt and uncle’s beach house in Santa Barbara for a long weekend of sea, sun and food. It’s truly a magical place, located right on a little cove called Devereaux. To make things easier on people traveling from out […]

November 26, 2007

Turkey Report

by Moto Yamamoto

It was definitely one of the best highlights of my dinner hosting business. We bought a table, chairs, table clothes and new plates. (Remember my past post about sit-down dinner options?). I realized renting wasn’t an option (I couldn’t reach the minimum order of $500). Everything looked like how it should be. As I said […]

November 20, 2007

Thanksgiving – Let’s Give Thanks

by Moto Yamamoto

Yeah right. I am just excited about executing all the practices into my 22lb bird (the biggest I could find). It’s fresh bird this year, and I will marinate the whole thing in a household ziploc bag over night. Some people, such as Kayoko has been telling how much she HATES turkey, but I will […]

November 12, 2007

Thanksgiving – An Alternative to a Big Bird

by Moto Yamamoto

I was watching Food Network Sunday, and saw this recipe for turkey and cranberry raviolis on Everyday Italian. The theme was “Thanksgiving for two” and it looked pretty yummy and easy, so I made it for myself. It surely was a success. If you don’t want to be bothered with making a big turkey, this […]

November 1, 2007

Thanksgiving 2007 – Stage 1

by Moto Yamamoto

I am planning to host a thanksgiving dinner (as usual). Every year for the past 8 years or so, I have hosted it. I made my turkey in every way you can think of. Herbed, brined, buttered, you name it, I’ve done it. (Though I haven’t tried frying..) I usually make everything, but this year, […]