For many, the term “comfort food” refers to food that brings a nostalgic feeling or brings back fond memories of one’s childhood or of Mom’s home cooking. It is often something we turn to when […]
Thanks for stopping by! After coming to the United States from my native Japan I worked for years in front-of-house positions in New York City restaurants. This led to my formal training and graduation from culinary school, making the culinary arts my career of choice.
I worked under a French-trained chef in the NYC area and later moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where I worked with a number of excellent and innovative culinary professionals. Now I would like to share my life-long love of food, and adventures in cooking and dining with you. –Haemi
A delicious chicken and pepper curry is really up there on my list of favorite comfort foods. It’s just so easy to make and modify but so good. It’s a warm, tasty and satisfying meal […]
Lacinato kale has hearty and tasty leaves, which is why I used it here in this lacinato kale salad recipe. It’s great for salads (I combined it with asparagus) or other raw and lightly cooked […]
Nothing is quite like the delicious warmth and comfort of risotto. And farrotto (risotto made with farro) is especially healthy and hearty. This farrotto recipe has mushrooms, peas and spring onions, and I’ve tried making […]
Moroccan fish tagine with preserved lemons sounds so exotic and seems like it must be hard to make… It is rich and delicious but it’s also so easy! Tasty Tagine With Preserved Lemons The homemade […]
You know that feeling when suddenly you just need some pasta? That sudden hunger for a hearty, tasty pasta hits you and nothing else will do…. Back to Pasta Basics One evening recently I was […]