This fall I will be teaming up with Carol Ketelson of Delectable Destinations and food stylist Catrine Kelty to offer a week-long food styling and photography workshop in Italy! The workshop will be held in Impruneta, just outside of Florence, and will also include cooking classes and visits to Florence, Radda, Pienza and Montepulciano. While some […]
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When people have asked me what the best parts of the trip were, I’ve told them that one was meeting Katsura and her family. I met them on the street in Tokyo when I was lost, and ended up reconnecting with them in Kyoto, where they live. Two of the days in Kyoto were spent […]
A friend lent me his copy of Old Kyoto by Diane Durston - a guide to traditional shops, restaurants and inns. The information is beautifully woven together with stories of family establishments, some that have been in business for over ten generations. I love this book so much that I had to get my own copy. I […]
Two of my mornings in Tokyo started with unbelievably fresh sushi at Tsukiji Market. After breakfast, I roamed around the outer market, comprised of produce, knives, pottery, and alleys of noodle shops, until the wholesale area opened to visitors. By this time, there was a sense that some of the frenetic energy of the earlier hours […]
A few shots around Tokyo in the evening hours. My one suggestion is to find a karaoke bar and sing. Definitely, absolutely, sing. Above: Shabu-zen and Nightfly bar, Shibuya. Above: Yamashita Shoten, a 24-hour bookshop right near Shibuya station. Below: view from The New York Bar.