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makiwi

Instagram - Wed, 2018-01-10 20:39
A petit épautre (a pain au levain, or sourdough bread, made with spelt) from La Main à la Pâte Boulanger. It’s sooo good. #bread #livinginfrance #provence #vaucluse

makiwi

Instagram - Tue, 2018-01-09 22:11
To balance out the joys of Jell-o, some as-is goose and quail eggs for sale at a local market. #livinginfrance #provence #gooseeggs #quaileggs #vaucluse

makiwi

Instagram - Mon, 2018-01-08 22:07

makiwi

Instagram - Mon, 2018-01-08 22:07

makiwi

Instagram - Mon, 2018-01-08 17:59
Unicorn food? #jello #retrofood #1960s #unicornfood

makiwi

Instagram - Mon, 2018-01-08 17:23
I found this hiding in my cookbook collection. The thing is, I don’t remember buying it at all. Maybe it appeared by mmmm..magic.

makiwi

Instagram - Mon, 2018-01-08 11:19
This “wagyu”* from Spain was on 1/2 price sale after Christmas at one of our local supermarkets, so we gave it a try. I have to say...it was very disappointing. This was the rump, marinated in cognac and vacuum packed. I have had real grown-in-Japan wagyu rump too, and it was way more tender and flavorful. (Note, I’m comparing it to the same cut to be fair. Sirloin or something from a grown-in-Japan wagyu is outrageously tender and marbled.) I’ve cooked Japanese wagyu rump a few times as roast beef, with just salt and pepper, roasted to the medium-rare stage, and it was terrific every time. This one was quite chewy (although still fairly tender), and the cognac marinade tasted like it was masking a general lack of flavor. It was cheaper than the Japanese wagyu, but still very expensive, even at half price. So...if you’ve ever had wagyu grown outside of Japan and wondered what the fuss was all about, I recommend giving actual Japanese wagyu* a try at least once.

makiwi

Instagram - Sat, 2018-01-06 16:03
The innards of a galette des rois à la frangipane. #epiphanie #epiphany #livinginfrance #provence

makiwi

Instagram - Fri, 2018-01-05 14:13
I have no idea why Danone uses brand the name “Jockey” for cottage cheese. (There’s also a Jockey yogurt.) It’s the only cottage cheese we can relatively easily get in this corner of France though. And yes we do have fabulous cheeses here, but sometimes I needs the cottage cheese

The Just Bento Cookbook 2 is out! - Plus where to find me (for now)

recently on just bento - Tue, 2018-01-02 09:22

The Just Bento Cookbook 2 is out! If you are here because you bought the book - hi there!

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makiwi

Instagram - Tue, 2018-01-02 09:05
The Just Bento Cookbook 2 is officially out today. These are the Acknowledgements -I took a photo of it for realness. Thank you so much to everyone who helped make this book possible. #justbento #bentobox #bento #cookbook #lunchbox

For fans of Iron Chef ^_^

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Tue, 2015-06-23 15:59
For fans of Iron Chef ^_^


Timeline Photos
6.11 thu "Iron Chef"   制限時間はアルバム1枚聴き終えるまで。 #料理の鉄人 #イヤホン

Assiette de charcuterie, or the typical summer lunch for carnivores in France

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Tue, 2015-06-23 14:51
Assiette de charcuterie, or the typical summer lunch for carnivores in France


Cup-a-Pasta (or to give their formal name, Cup Noodle Pasta Style), out on the 2...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Tue, 2015-06-23 13:03
Cup-a-Pasta (or to give their formal name, Cup Noodle Pasta Style), out on the 25th in Japan from Nissin. They come in Vongole and Bolognese flavors.

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日経トレンディ

 15年6月29日、カップヌードルブランド初のパスタ「カップヌードル パスタスタイル」が発売されます。 麺は従来のカップヌードルと同じフライ麺ですが、パスタのように太くて丸いストレート麺。容器は、ブランド初の湯切りタイプです。 いったいどんな味なのか???実食してきました。また、発売の狙い、「スパ王」とのすみ分けなどについても聞いています。>>【実食】カップヌードル初の「パスタ」、“イタリア人が認めなかった”のも納得!?http://trendy.nikkeibp.co.jp/article/pickup/20150622/1065328/?n_cid=nbptrn_fb

Camembert cover and plate (this was acquired)

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Mon, 2015-06-22 11:30
Camembert cover and plate (this was acquired)


My latest article in the Japan Times is about somen, the very thin wheat noodles...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Mon, 2015-06-22 06:41
My latest article in the Japan Times is about somen, the very thin wheat noodles that are very popular in the summer. Did you know they used to be made so long that some people draped them from an upstairs window to eat them? ^_^


A short history of Japan's long noodles | The Japan Times
www.japantimes.co.jp
Soba, udon and ramen noodles are all well-known outside of Japan, but sōmen — the thin, white wheat noodles that are similar to Italian angel hair pasta —

Macarons, Pierre Hermé, Vaugirard (From a visit a couple of weeks ago)

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Sun, 2015-06-21 18:17
Macarons, Pierre Hermé, Vaugirard

(From a visit a couple of weeks ago)


I am in the throes of bringing JustBento.com into 2015 (i.e., making it mobile-f...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Tue, 2015-06-16 10:56
I am in the throes of bringing JustBento.com into 2015 (i.e., making it mobile-friendly and cleaning up lots of cruft in the back). A question that came to mind is - how many of you follow blogs/sites via RSS these days? At one point JustBento had like 400K RSS subscribers (now a lot less than that not surprisingly since it's hasn't been updated in ages ^_^;). Are you more likely to keep up to date via Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc rather than RSS? Do you subscribe to email updates? What other options are out there these days?

This commercial for yukata (lightweight summertime kimono) is adorable.

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Tue, 2015-06-09 23:01
This commercial for yukata (lightweight summertime kimono) is adorable.


イオン CM 浴衣 2015 「なつ古典」

▼イオン CM 浴衣 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rmetu7uIQRk イオン 浴衣 CM AEON CM

Multi hued, multi flavored handmade caramels. (These aren't too healthy either...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Thu, 2015-06-04 21:39
Multi hued, multi flavored handmade caramels.

(These aren't too healthy either but WHO CARES ^__^)


some of my flickr photos