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By now you have probably at least heard about the brouhaha over the owners of a restaurant/bakery that appeared on Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares show (U.S. version). If not, you can read about it here and many, many other places.

There was a big to-do surrounding a TV food show here in France too. The show in question: Top Chef. (Yes there's one of those in France.)

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What a beautiful fish! It's not real though...

This bit of news crossed my path today via Twitter, and it has me scratching my head a bit. In December 2012, the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) conducted a web based survey in 7 countries - China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, France, the United States and Italy.

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Why do we have a problem with eating things with faces?

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The famous flavored Kit Kats sold in Japan are not quite what you'd call delicious treats.

Hi everyone. I put up a post about my health situation over on my personal site. Please take a look if you're interested.

Keep reading Personal update →

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Scenes from the Shin Yokohama Ramen Museum (新横浜ラーメン博物館)

A museum that pays homage to a single type of dish? Why not - this is Japan after all.

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Here's a rather unusual (to Western tastes anyway) way to enjoy cold soba noodles - with slimy grated nagaimo root.

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It's matsutake season! Let's see just how much you pay for one of the most expensive foodstuffs on earth.

Keep reading Holy Matsutake! →

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