Food

Tenten Carrot Cake Special

Yes quarantine has produced an outpouring of little, home movie-meets-hi-tech video sketches. This one is about carrot cake, one of my mom’s specialties. Photos of the world’s best piece of carrot cake are here. My mom’s recipe began with a prizewinning recipe she saw in the newspaper “a few years ago”. Since then she has …

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i ate tiong bahru/Gallicier/gula malaka/tenten

Hi. Check the links and videos below if you want to know more about palm sugar, a fantastic natural sugar loaded with vitamins and nutrients. This video is so so. That is me, reading from my book called ‘i ate tiong bahru’. The audio book, voiced by Mirai Booth-Ong is brilliant! Mirai is a Los-Angeles-based …

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Espresso, Dub and the Slayer 1.0

This is a collection of notes and technical information about a master coffee maker gaining experience with the Slayer EP Steam, one of the world’s finest espresso machines. This is part documentation of Dub Rogers, part research paper on how to make outstanding espresso. I am not a coffee expert, though I do enjoy researching …

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The educational side of Bubiko Foodtour

From the start, Bubiko Foodtour was meant to be a cross between Hello Kitty and Anthony Bourdain, with a dash of Charlie Chaplin. Bubiko is a little chef from northeastern Thailand, just outside of Udon Thani. There, growing up, she learned how to make Issan-style food. However, she is also familiar with Lanna cuisine and …

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Bubiko and the Pierogi

Bubiko’s guide to AR is now available on Amazon! Bubiko is a little chef from Thailand. Her favorite food is mango sticky rice, and her favorite expression is “Aroi mak mak”, which means very delicious in the Thai languge. Sayuri Okayama and I have been brainstorming about food and augmented reality since 2016, when we …

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Furikake, a collection of stories about rice seasonings, by Stephen Black

The Author Show audio  interview with Stephen Black about Furikake. Furikake is on Amazon here. “a truly enjoyable reading, between a memoir and a travel diary in which one can easily recognize fragments of oneself.- Carla Bonollo, whose Italian language blog can be found here. Furikake is the Japanese word for the spices and ingredients sprinkled …

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