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Japan Aromas: Malebranche Chocolates

A brand called Malebranche? In Kyoto, Japan? What is that even supposed to mean?

Two Views of Tsukiji Market 2: The Outer Market

You hear of Tsukiji, you hear of the fish market and the tuna auction there. Famous as these are, it…

Bourdain, Bhutan, and the Hidden World of “Peppers”

In what has become the last finished episode of the CNN series Parts Unknown with Anthony Bourdain, he joined up…

Market Monday: Tsukiji, Tokyo… 1997

Blogs, photos… everything today has to be the latest – or doesn’t it? I want to present the market of…

Chile Trouvée: Blackish-Green per Syme, Werner’s Nomenclature of Colors

In a direct line, from Abraham Gottlob Werner, the “Father of German Geology” to a color of chile peppers and…

Seeking Spice in Japan 16: Yoshinoya at the Airport for Unagi

The first food I had wanted to have in Japan, knowing that sansho (Japanese pepper) would play a role in…

Seeking Spice in Japan 15: A Hee-Hee Curry (Cup) in a Mall

Somehow, my last day running around Shinjuku, I felt like a simple Japanese curry – even more of a feel-good,…

Seeking Spice in Japan 14: Shin Udon

Another side of the block from Fuunji, another ‘noodles’ restaurant, a last udon and tempura I had in a highly-regarded…

Seeking Spice in Japan 13: Fuunji Ramen

Back in Tokyo, but this time on a more Blade Runner-ish side of the megalopolis (which had earlier made me…

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