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The Best Japanese Snacks My favorite Japanese snacks and candy, all available on Amazon. Not quite as awesome as jumping on a plane and filling my arms with junk food at the conbini, but significantly cheaper. (if you have to pick just one, go with the Matcha Kit-Kats!)
Popular International Condiments   1. Kewpie Mayo Japan's beloved mayonnaise is a cult favorite, and for good reason. Chefs will tell you that Kewpie is closer to homemade mayo, and once you've had it, it's hard to use anything else. And don't get me started on Japanese potato salad-- so good! 2. Maggi...
Try the World Review 2017 I'd been wanting to subscribe to Try the World for a long time, so when I saw their recent special offering a free Portugal and Brazil box with the purchase of their new Michelin box, I jumped on it! (yes, I spent my own money,...
Best Restaurants and Bars in Columbus, Ohio, 2017 I spent the last couple of months revisiting and photographing some of the best Columbus restaurants and bars to share with you! This is likely to be an ever growing list as I continue to eat my way through the city, finding...
Rice, Noodle, Fish is part travelogue, part food guide, and one of the best I've read from either category in quite some time. Stunning landscapes might stir my wanderlust, but what I ultimately want to know is "What do they have to eat?" Matt Goulding ably answers that question, traveling...
Mister Donut in the USA If you've traveled to Japan, you've probably spotted a Mister Donut shop, or even been seduced by their super cute commercials. They're a traditional doughnut shop with some fusiony Japanese offerings, like matcha flavoring, and my boyfriend is obsessed with their cake doughnuts! Above, Mister Donut...
How neat are these recipe illustrations by Jing Zhang?? Beyond being really fun, they seem legitimately useful for visual learners like myself. His great illustrated suitcase set from Heys is also worth a look.
The Los Angeles Public Library has an impressive archive of vintage menus, mainly from the area, but with a smattering around the US and internationally. These are some of my favorites, but it's worth browsing for yourself. Above, the restaurant at the Beverly Hills Hotel, 1955. The General von...
We planned our recent trip to New York City with a couple of things in mind. I knew that I didn't want to try to cram in all the sights in our short time there, nor did I want to lug around my DSLR and spend all my time...
Jeni's Ice Cream COLORS Collection Ohio isn't a place most people brag about living. Honestly, I think Columbus is a great city for foodies (and many people seem to be enamored with that one sports-ball team). But if we have one thing to be smug about, it's that we've been...

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