The Way of the Kitchen

The time spent completing writing assignments for school has stolen the time I’d spend writing for you. So I figured I’d share with you at least the fruits of my labor. The assignment was to pick a form of media and to define the culture that created it and the culture that it’s created: Making of a Chef by Michael Ruhlman

Tsukiji Fish Market

Climbing the stairs to exit the Higashi-ginza subway station, I was vaguely reminded of NY, emerging to the more pleasant scents of the surface, the smell of specialty food shops. But I was looking for a particular smell- of the ocean, as it climbed into the air from the scaled and shelled offerings of Tsukiji Fish…

Medium Raw: A Talk with Tony (Bourdain)

My dreams were made for living. I ‘ve sought the guidance of those that already enjoy the privilege of calling the life I desire to live their job.  I’ve found the easiest way to communicate my intentions with a conversation like the one below: “Know who Anthony Bourdain is? Ever heard of him?” “Yeah! The…

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…

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…