December 5, 2011

ReCPY: Gourmet Comfort Soup

by Moto Yamamoto

Chicken noodle soup, whatever the reason maybe, is often eaten when we are sick. I have no idea why. I don’t think there’s any anti-cold medication in it, nor is it medically proven to cure illnesses whatsoever. I guess it’s simply the comfort of its flavor, clear soup, with healthy vegetables, along with the filling […]

June 28, 2011

Slightly Peckish: Hainanese Chicken Rice

by Sakura Gooneratne

My sister is married to a wonderful man, whose mother also happens to be an exceptional cook. As a Malaysian diplomat’s wife, the prime minister preferred her cooking to going out to restaurants whenever he rocked into London. She’s that good. The injection of Indian and Chinese influences are especially evident if you ever visit […]

January 10, 2011

ReCPY: Chicken Sashimi Fest

by Moto Yamamoto

“HELP! I ate three bites of raw chicken, am I going to get sick?!” “I had chicken for dinner but it was pink. I ate it, but I am worried now. What should I do?” “Warning: FDA strongly advises chicken to be cooked completely before consumption.” These are what comes up on Google when you […]

January 6, 2011

Japanify: Japanese Eggplant and Chicken Simmered in Miso

by Yoko Kumano

When I crave comfort food, this is my go-to dish. It’s quick, easy and cheap. The key to a successful miso-eggplant dish is fresh eggplants. The vibrant purple color of Japanese eggplant contrasts well with the redness of the miso. The dish is sweet thanks to the miso and sugar so it will satisfy an […]

October 29, 2010

Chicken Kill: A Rite of Passage to Carnivorism

by Erin Gleeson

By Kayoko Akabori Photos by Erin Gleeson I met Erin in 1998. We were both freshmen at UC Santa Barbara, and I was immediately drawn to her warmth, and soft spoken, laid-back ease. She is the epitome of a California Girl, and for as long as I had known her, she was a vegetarian. She […]