How to use your miso paste more in your kitchen, try this miso glazed eggplant, via NYT.

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When I was a boy, my father looked at me in the rearview mirror and asked why was I so quiet. I said, “I have nothing to say.” Sometimes I have something to say, and I get overheated. Right now, I have nothing to say. Unlike a daily newspaper that has to say something on schedule, has to lead with some story, I don’t. I’m a strong believer in not speaking generally (there’s too much noise as there is) but especially when I have nothing to say. (To be honest, I wouldn’t even be typing this except that I can’t stand Friday’s picture of Rose’s grenadine any longer.) I suggest that whenever you have nothing to say, you fry something in oil, such as green beans dipped in tempura batter, which was how we got Read On »

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Two well known Japanese chain restaurants open their doors in LA for the first time, via LA Times.

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Video: Next Restaurant in Chicago is now highlighting Japanese cuisine, via YouTube.

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Even more reasons why Japanese cuisine is amazing.  Celebrating 36 micro seasons, eating 30 varieties of food each day, and many other culinary philosophies, via The Atlantic.

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