Go ahead. Confess. Instead of sampling the ambiguous cuisine surrounding you in your travels abroad, you chose a Big Mac at the Golden Arches. Understandable. McDonald’s offers certainty plus easy-on-the-pocketbook prices. You can exhale as you scan the menu; a parade of standards marching by…Until oh, so suddenly anomalies appear. In Japan, you may have seen Ume (plum) Nuggets.
Ready for Christmas in July? Sara Moulton’s Everyday Family Dinners cookbooks are being given away at this week’s #SundaySupper at Twitter...If you’ve followed Sara’s culinary adventures via her cookbooks or appearances on Good Morning America or public television (Sara’s Weeknight Meals), you are probably aware that her mentor was Julia Child.
Today’s Father’s Day #SundaySupper is all about Dad. Food bloggers from around the world are setting forth their best dishes for the patriarchs of their families...Shoot for the Stars Chocolate Cupcakes are my contribution to the virtual party. As a metaphor for aiming and scoring high, I made edible mini basketballs.
Summer in Japan is sweltering hot. Fans work overtime. Shutters are thrown wide open. The occasional breeze will set off the sounds of the furin garden wind chimes. Light and lovely, it’s as if fairies are making music.
Sounds of rain tap dancing on rooftops are a frequent occurrence in June. The good news is that all that water encourages gorgeous flowers to flourish. So, in July and August, to escape the hot indoors and to enjoy the flora offered by a myriad of parks, families take their Sunday Supper in the great outdoors.
May 5 brings festivity, feasts and honors the strength of soldiers and samurai on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. In the U.S, Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican victory over the French in the 1800s.
On the other side of the Pacific Ocean, the Japanese celebrate Boy’s Day. Currently, the politically correctly term is Children’s Day. The national holiday is devoted to the happiness of little ones.