Japanese Kyuushoku (School Lunch)

  Alexis and I met at a beautiful little cafĂ© called La Laterna in the West Village, just down the street from where I was living at the time. How we ended up there is interesting to look back on. One of my interviewers for the JET program was a counselor at NYU and in... Continue Reading →

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First-time Picklers

When asked what my favorite food is, 98% of the time I will say pickles (the other 2% depends on what I've enjoyed most recently). I adore the crunch, the sour, the salty; it all makes my mouth water. And I love most things pickled, including cucumbers (naturally), daikon radish (called "takuan" in Japanese), beets,... Continue Reading →

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