If you’ve swam in the ocean and got your feet tangled up in a slimy plant growing on the sea floor, then chances are you’ve encountered seaweed. If you’ve enjoyed sushi at your favorite Japanese restaurant, then you’ve mostly likely consumed seaweed. The vast variety of ‘weeds’ that grow in the sea that we refer … Continue Reading

A new year means another 365 (minus 7, 8, 9, 10, tick tock, tick tock) days of eating. There’s a world of food and flavors out there that my taste buds are eager to discover. What foods/dishes are on your list to eat and/or cook in 2017? You probably didn’t think twice before reaching for the … Continue Reading

Am always on the hunt for new flavors and dishes (at least ones that are new to me). So, upon stumbling across Okonomiyaki, a Japanese savory pancake of sorts, I was immediately intrigued. Okonomiyaki translates into “grill as you like” — okonomi (“as you like” or “what you wish”) and yaki (“grill”). Traditionally, okonomiyaki are prepared on Japanese … Continue Reading

On any given day, ideas for dinner at our place typically evolve as follows (you would think I had it all planned out ahead of time, but that is rarely the case): [via text message] me: Dinner ideas??? p: salmon (if it were up to Patrick, we would have salmon, in one form or another, … Continue Reading

This is a simple little salad that I was turned on to a few weeks ago at a Japanese restaurant in Brooklyn, NY.  By looks alone, it — kinpira gobo (braised burdock root) — might not seem all that impressive.  However, there’s more to this salad than meets the eye.  Let your taste buds be the … Continue Reading