October 13, 2010

Best of UM: Wedding Cake Perfection: Tear, Swear and Despair

by Kayoko Akabori

By Yamahomo Originally posted on March 23, 2009 PREFACE Wedding Cake Perfection – Trial 1 Wedding Cake Perfection – Trials 2 & 3 Wedding Cake Perfection – Trial 4 Wedding Cake Perfection – Final Trial The day came, and went. The reception was wonderful, the couple looked very cute as you can see, food was […]

October 22, 2009

FATTY Eat N’ Tweet Challenge (NYC)

by Kayoko Akabori

To kick-off the unveiling of the book based on the wildly popular website, This Is Why You’re Fat (TIWYF), NYC is getting its very own Food Truck Twitter-Off next Thursday 10/29. It is guaranteed to be a day of gorging fattasery, in what will be a massive, city-wide scavenger hunt. What fun! Aptly titled the […]

October 19, 2009

WHO IS IT VERSUS?: Hong Kong Noodle vs. Village Wok (Minneapolis)

by Kayoko Akabori

So I’m back in the metropolitan New York area from my travels in the Midwest, where I had a little too much time to nosh. Along the street I lived on were several Chinese food joints which tempted me in the times I’m not already eating banh mi. I decided to visit, er, frequent some […]

September 17, 2009

ReCYP: Battaglia della Mozzarella (Mozzarella Battle), Part 2

by Moto Yamamoto

I actually made this a week after the first trial, hence my memory isn’t too clear. So after the first trial, from when I bought cheese curd at Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, I was determined to make the very best mozzarella. Unfortunately it’s very difficult to find curd in the city. Even a store […]

August 3, 2009

ReCPY: Battaglia della Mozzarella (Mozzarella Battle)

by Moto Yamamoto

Sorry for my long absence. Summer has been occupying me and it’s also too hot to cook anything in particular. Last weekend, my friend Sal from da Bronx took me to Arthur Avenue. I’ve always wanted to check it out, but was scared to go by myself. It’s da Bronx after all, ya know? Sal […]

June 1, 2009

Buttered Bread Pudding Battle, Part I

by Kayoko Akabori

In pure Yamahomo style, I’m battling myself in the kitchen. I’m doing so many recipe posts lately, I can’t stop! As you can tell, my unemployed ass is starting to cook more- what the hell else do I have to do, right?? This weekend, I had a stale baguette on my hands. I’m talking like […]

May 11, 2009

Zero $$ For 5 Days – Friday

by Moto Yamamoto

Preface:Zero $$ for 5 Days on FoodMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursday Sorry for the late post- I can’t figure out how to add images at home computer. It ended with some weird trade off on Friday. I had what I was craving, without paying… Breakfast – Diet Coke and coffee. Lunch – Udon noodle with slime. This was actually […]

May 8, 2009

Zero $$ For 5 Days – Thursday

by Moto Yamamoto

Preface:Zero $$ for 5 Days on FoodMondayTuesdayWednesday I hardly dream about food. I don’t crave much of anything, but I am craving a burger. Or whatever greasy food it might be, I am craving it. I went to Whole Foods last night for no reason. Everything looked yummy. I was literally drooling over the food […]

May 7, 2009

Zero $$ For 5 Days – Wednesday

by Moto Yamamoto

Preface:Zero $$ for 5 Days on FoodMondayTuesday I am hating this. I just received the new issue of Food Network magazine and it was full of burgers. I wish I had beef so that I could grind them up to make burger. I was watching TV and even a commercial for a Subway 6 foot […]

May 6, 2009

Zero $$ for 5 Days – Tuesday

by Moto Yamamoto

Preface:Zero $$ for 5 Days on FoodMonday Breakfast – diet coke and coffee. Lunch – You saw the fried rice from last night prep work. My colleagues went out and bought lunch, and I had bites of their stuff. Katsu-don (fried pork on rice), pho from Boi to go (which is absolutely midtown priced in […]