The Japanese concept “kodawari” is perhaps best represented in castella because it’s just a sponge cake made from eggs, sugar, honey, and flour. It has no filling, just the sponge. A typical loaf is about a foot long and 4 inches wide, and it can cost as much as $50. If…
Chef Dave explained to me that rugelach was traditionally small like his. Foods tend to get bigger when they arrive here because the ingredients are…
Two engineers who haven’t seen each other in years, eating and drinking at a restaurant in Korea Town, talking about the TikTok algorithm: The question…
This is pickled mackerel sushi I made. It’s popular in Japan, but we rarely see it in New York, probably because mackerel is too fishy for the American…
This year, I’ve been helping a nonprofit of psychotherapists organize their webinars every month. I find them fascinating because they host a wide range…
Apparently, I suffer from seasonal depression. I just feel like saying, “Fuck it” and “Who cares?” But sadly, I don’t have anything I should be…
The differentiation between “sex” and “gender” originates in sea urchins, according to the paper entitled “Sex versus Gender in Sea Urchins and Leeches…
Cary @digitalwong disappeared off the face of the Internet after I had lunch with him. He travels around the world to eat at super-fancy restaurants. He…
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