Bear Meat, Lotus Root Chips, Unadon, ... Travel Bites!

Kyoto, Japan ~
Freshwater Eel and Rice

“To learn how to properly skin an eel takes five years. To properly skewer it, eight years. To properly grill it, a lifetime.”

A restaurant in the Gion district of Kyoto, a neighborhood where geiko (geishas) still live and study today, a spare menu. There’s no need to look beyond the unagi...

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Holiday's at

Chefs' talk
~ Grant Achatz gives us an inside look at Alinea's fall menu—and a shot of what we can expect from his new cocktail bar, The Aviary...
Read more: The Thinking Man's Meal;

~ Anna Gare is having her star turn on Junior MasterChef, but she long ago found the recipe for success...
Read more: From rock chick to master chef;

Food for thought
As more of us indulge our passion for local, organic delicacies, a growing number of Americans don’t have enough nutritious food to eat...
Read more: Divided We Eat - What Food Says About Class in America;

Power ingredients
Bear is every bit as good as pork or beef. So why are we so ambivalent about killing bears and making savory bear dumplings?...
Read more: Bear: A Meat Worth Trying;

A rhizome with ancient roots, ginger's fire and spice has made it a truly global ingredient. What role does it play in your kitchen?...
Read more: Consider ginger;

Holiday notes
~ Parties and Menus - A festive buffet menu that balances the savory and the sweet...
Read more: A Caroling Party;

~ What is life without an occasional splurge?...
Read more: Joys of Caviar;

~ Lotus Root Chips for a Funky Snack;

Food stories
There's some debate over the origins of the modern sandwich, but the best known story is this: in the 1760's, John Montagu, the Earl of Sandwich...
Read more: Sandwich Monday: The Sandwich That May Or May Not Have Started It All;

Travel bites
~ Food Bloggers Name Their Must-Haves Asian - Cameo appearances on television cooking shows? Check...
Read more: The Dishes Asian Foodies Can’t Live Without;

~ Cape Cod - Raw on the half shell, you can chew them or allow them to simply slide down your throat...
Read more: A Taste of Cape Cod Oysters;

Healthy corner
~ Food allergies — caring for children with allergies and intolerances;
~ Tasty, Healthy, Homemade Options for French Fry Fanatics;

From the mixer
~ Amid Rising Demand, Price Of Coffee Beans Soars;
~ Mapping Factory Farms;
~ 10 Best Cookbooks of 2010 (plus 2 more);

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