November 21, 2011

ReCPY: Thanksgiving-esque Dinner

by Moto Yamamoto

I think I’ve cooked turkey for the past 13 years or so. I am slowly starting to break that tradition. Why? A.) I don’t like turkey, it is are too gamey for me. B.) It takes up too much space in the fridge, in the oven, everywhere. C.) More and more people have family obligations […]

Culinography: Turkey Sunset

by Erin Gleeson

My family’s Thanksgiving turkey that we BBQ’d in Santa Barbara last year. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Photo by Erin Gleeson

October 10, 2011

Culinography: Sukkot

by Erin Gleeson

The Jewish Harvest holiday of Sukkot starts this Wednesday, Oct 12th and continues for a week. During this time, people eat their meals outdoors under a sukkah (or little hut), decorated with corn, gourds, pumkins and other harvest-inspired decor. It’s traditional to say a blessing during this holiday while holding the lulav (palm leaves) and etrog […]

September 27, 2011

Slightly Peckish: Oktoberfest 2011 (München)

by Sakura Gooneratne

This summer has been a whirl of social engagements, what with friends visiting, me visiting friends and everyone congregating in London. And to crown it all, my friends and I decided to go to Oktoberfest in Munich. Lucky for us, two of my friends actually live in Munich and they managed to snag a table […]

September 13, 2011

Slightly Peckish: Castle Howard in Yorkshire (UK)

by Sakura Gooneratne

Yorkshire, two and half hours by train up north from London, is where one of my dear friends lives with her family. Although her family are originally from India, she’s a proper Yorkshire lass, born and raised there before coming down to London for university, where we met as very green 18 year olds in […]

July 1, 2011

Super Faminto: Festa Junina Brings Hot Wine

by Bryan Sanders

It’s getting colder here in Brazil and dry season is approaching. In the North, the crops have been harvested. Festa Junina (June Festival) was carried over from the Portuguese to celebrate and thank God for the rain by eating wonderful foods–and like any good Brazilian party it has mutated into one of the biggest parties […]

April 18, 2011

Culinography: Happy Passover!

by Erin Gleeson

Tonight is the first night of Passover, and the first of two seders this week. Enjoy that gefilte fish! (If you’re lucky, yours will be made of salmon like the one above). Photo by Erin Gleeson.

March 18, 2011

Super Faminto: Preparing for Lent: Carnaval in Rio + Paraty

by Bryan Sanders

Carnaval is just complete madness. People running around, eating, dancing, shaking it, getting it on, peeing on church walls, and swapping spit. It’s hot. The music is loud, samba is blaring, and you are pretty much forced to like it. It’s like sex. This is CARNAVAL. Carnaval is to get all of the world’s sins […]

February 14, 2011

Culinography: Lovely Day

by Erin Gleeson

Happy Valentines Day! Photo collage by Erin Gleeson.

January 17, 2011

ReCPY: Just Another New Year in Rural Japan

by Moto Yamamoto

I am from a town so rural, you wouldn’t believe it. Although Japan is portrayed as a metropolitan, clean, and simple city to Westerners, that’s not how real Japan is all about. Whenever I say I am from Japan, first thing people usually ask is, “are you from Tokyo?” This is pretty stupid, since it’s […]