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Icy or Spicy?  Cooling Foods Across Cultures

Icy or Spicy? Cooling Foods Across Cultures

| October 1, 2013 | 2 Comments

While the Bay Area doesn’t get the swoon-inducing heat and humidity of Japan, Peru, India or the Philippines, we can still partake of their edible solutions for cooling relief. Some like it cold and icy with mounds of shaved ice doused with syrups, while others turn to peppers and spice to induce a natural cooling response.

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Hands-On Food Adventures in Kyoto

Hands-On Food Adventures in Kyoto

| May 21, 2012 | 5 Comments

Kyoto is known for its refined cuisine. Besides dining out, I want to take a hands-on approach to sampling its delicacies.With the help of Kyoto Free Guides to translate, I take classes in pickle, soba and sweet making and finally a five course cooking class in a home kitchen.

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Bar and Restaurant Themantics

Bar and Restaurant Themantics

| March 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

My trip to Japan late last March gave me a new perspective on themed drinking establishments. I wasn’t there long enough to deliver an exhaustive report — I’m sure some late-night Travel Channel special has already tried.

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