Adventures in (Post) Gradland

Thoughts on life after the PhD

Rice Cooker Bread Recipes

All right, after a couple weeks’ worth of baking I’ve got a few recipes under my belt that I think are pretty awesome. Most of them are very similar to … Continue reading

December 3, 2012 · 6 Comments

Small Miracles: Rice Cooker Baking

I think I’m beginning to understand why so many cultures view bread as a holy thing. Let me back up a bit. I’ve always been more of a cook than … Continue reading

November 24, 2012 · 4 Comments

Restaurant Review: Shamaim

Restaurant: Shamaim Closest station: Ekoda, Seibu Ikebukuro line (also Shin-Egota, Oedo line) Hours: M-F 5-11 pm, Sat and Sun 12-11 pm Reservations: Recommended for weekend dinners Phone: 03-3948-5333 Falafel and … Continue reading

September 4, 2011 · 4 Comments

Vegetarian Sushi: Potager

“Vegetarian” and “sushi” would seem to be a contradiction in terms, but thankfully the amazing Potager, founded by well-known chef and veggie innovator Aya Kakisawa, thinks beyond fish. Potager serves … Continue reading

July 23, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Quintessential Tokyo Day

Sometimes you just have one of those days that manages to include everything that’s wacky and wonderful about Japan.  I thought I’d write about mine. I took an early train … Continue reading

January 13, 2011 · Leave a comment

Crepe Heaven: Le Bretagne

The words “crepe” and “Tokyo” frequently conjure up images of yatai (food stalls) and grocery store counters, where you can get a variety of sweet and savory fillings wrapped in … Continue reading

November 23, 2010 · 1 Comment

The “Man Falling in Love” Method: MOS Burger Classic

These days I avoid red meat as much as possible–never cook it at home, avoid it when I eat out.  But I’ve never managed to cut it out completely, probably … Continue reading

November 21, 2010 · Leave a comment