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There’s No Such Thing as a Kobe Slider: Kobe Fraud is Rampant in the US

Posted August 29, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]
A Kobe steak at The New York Grill at the Park Hyatt in Tokyo.

“High prices don’t guarantee that you are getting Kobe beef but low prices virtually guarantee that you’re not.” If you’ve ever eaten a kobe burger or a kobe slider, it’s time to ask for your money back.

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A Guide To Eating Hawaiian in Vegas

Posted March 21, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]
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E.C. Gladstone of Bon Appetit Magazine tells us about the best places to find Hawaiian food in Las Vegas.

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Joël Robuchon: My Introduction to the Refined World of Luxury Fine Dining

Posted March 17, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]

Every since I saw the shocked look on Mr Gold’s face as I sat on the purple velvet sofa at Joël Robuchon at the MGM Grand and confessed I had never eaten at a super refined palace of fine dining I’ve been thinking about why. Why had I avoided the uber refined dining experience for so long?

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The New Wave of All-You-Can-Eat Buffets in Las Vegas

Posted March 14, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]
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Las Vegas buffets, much like the city itself, are polarizing. You either love them. Or you hate them, but a new wave of buffets are sprouting up in Las Vegas, determined to overturn the stigma of soggy bacon and and rubbery pancakes

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Sochi Olympics Recipes: How to Eat and Drink Like A Russian

Posted February 13, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]

In honor of the Winter Olympics now taking place in Sochi, we turn to Anya von Bremzen, author of Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking for culinary inspiration.

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Tsukiji: A Visual Tour of the World’s Largest Wholesale Fish Market

Posted January 10, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]

Tsukiji Market is located in the heart of Tokyo’s business district. It’s the largest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world. Trucks clog the city streets in the early morning hours, delivering fish and seafood from around the world. The action starts as early as 2am, but in the popular imagination a day at Tsukiji kicks off with the tuna auctions. Professsor Ted Bestor, author …

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‘Tis the Season for KFC in Japan

Posted December 21, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
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Christmas feast means Kentucky Fried Chicken for many in Japan.

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Vegetable Spotlight: Puntarelle

Posted December 18, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
Puntarelle from plant to plate

Puntarelle – Chicory elevated
If you’ve ever spent time walking the markets of Rome chances are you’ve seen thin curled slices of a celadon to white hued vegetable piled high or floating in a bowl of water.  Hopefully you had a salad of the puntarelle, a labor-intensive gift of fresh crunch with a hint of bitterness, often napped with a powerful anchovy garlic dressing. It’s …

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Is Cuban Cuisine Disappearing in Cuba?

Posted November 20, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]

Have years of an ailing economy in Cuba caused Cuban cuisine to disappear in its birthplace?

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Dairy, Dictatorship, and a Dual Economy: Ordering Ice Cream in Cuba

Posted October 3, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]

I visited Havana in September with my Cuban-American boyfriend to meet some of his family who had remained in the country. While I was there, I eagerly sought out some of the culinary highlights of the city.

Coppelia, named after the Italian ballet, is one of Havana’s oldest and most famous eateries. It’s a state-run ice cream parlor, that as the story goes- was born out of Fidel Castro’s love of dairy.