BK Café: Home Away From Home

Maybe it’s my father’s fault, but I kinda like coffee. I like the mellow buzz of the bean, and, believe it or not, I like the taste and the smell of a good roast too. I sometimes walk down the coffee aisle and just take a whiff. In every city I find myself in, I’m…

Japan? What’s the Difference?

Rising Sun. Blossoms. Samurais, sumo, sushi. Mountains. Japan’s breeze. Closed eyes, pinched fingers, and crossed legs, your first thoughts of Japan may paint a picture similar to the one above. But they are unlikely to be your first encounter. One of my favorite things about cuisine is the story it tells of the culture it belongs…

Where to Eat When in Georgia: 4 Places Worth a Visit

Scrolling down my Facebook wall, I often encounter  pictures of nostalgia, the emotional  expression of Military friends glad to be home, as they stand in the Walmart parking lot- arms up in celebration- or peek in the drive-thru window of In-N-Out  Burger, giddy with anticipation. With every trip, especially to a place that’s called home (even…

Brunch in Atlanta: Morningside Kitchen

Snatched out of Brooklyn, New York before my youth, Georgia and I haven’t had the greatest relationship. But I’ve discovered hope in Atlanta. One of the things I’ve come to do at least once every time I return- with the exception of this trip- is breakfast at West Egg Café. I’m a fan of their…

What’s Cookin? Beet It!

Just stopping in to celebrate one of my favorite vegetables. Beets!  I don’t see too many in Japan- or in the Navy now that I think about it, not to say they aren’t there. But I’m in Georgia and one of the things I actually do like about Georgia is the Dekalb Farmers Market– where…

Baked Belize

I fed you from the heart of my father- a whole spread featuring Bananas Foster Pancakes and the simple, yet nostalgic satisfaction of the Belizean’s fry jack– the attractively golden, light, crispy, soft, and chewy fried bread, whose plush surface can be host to a number of toppings and perhaps fillings, the most common of…

Left Behind: Pancake Breakfast

I didn’t abandon you or my Soul Food Tour of Japan.  One of the greatest paradoxes of life is that death is part of life. Tomorrow is promised to none of us. My dad, Robert Flowers, passed away two weeks ago, but he left his family behind with more than funeral arrangements. He left us…

The Mystery of Black History Under the Rising Sun

Featured image is the work of  Maxine Helfman as featured on Huffington Post. oK! So I’ve set out to see Tokyo through the eyes of Anthony Bourdain, following his No Reservations: Tokyo Travel Guide. I’ve crossed one of four restaurants (Sarashina Horii) off the list this weekend along with a Soba experience in the Yamanashi prefecture of…

Back Burner?

Concerned or frustrated with my posting schedule? Well, I am. But since this blog is devoted to my life in food, I figured I’d let you know the hold up. The bulk of my time writing is spent developing an essay required for a class. The assignment is to write a persuasive essay on a…

Just Swallow!

I’ve been in Japan for quite a while now. One thing I don’t believe I’ve yet experienced to the fullest is sushi; but that will soon change with my upcoming Tokyo food tour. In the meantime, the Liberty Center on the Navy base offered a demo called Sushi 101. Sailors were given the opportunity to practice sushi making….

Shout Out to The Messlords

Noticing their pictures still trickling through social media, I remembered and wanted to offer a thank you to the Messlords. There are a lot more of them than I knew there were. They are a group of chefs and food service professionals that love serving the men and women of the military almost as much…

The Meal That Never Was

Reverend, civil rights leader, activist for peace,  husband, father, legend- the man Martin Luther King Jr. Today is one that celebrates him. As I thought of the ways that I could celebrate him on the Tip of the Tongue, I remembered that last facet of his identity- man. Like the rest of humankind, he had to…