Anyone who regularly visits my Instagram feed knows that I am a ridiculous uni (sea urchin) addict. But I wasn’t always like that. Decades ago, when I first started eating sushi (which is how I first encountered sea urchins), I […]
I am a char siu addict. But I am also a char siu snob. I absolutely hate artificially colored, dried out, flavorless char siu. It’s like eating cardboard that someone’s poured syrup and food coloring on. Yech. But good char […]
For the past few years, my wife and I have made it a point to take our son to Kyoto for an annual family holiday. Two years ago, we stayed in a gorgeous, 2-story, one bedroom machiya in Gion. Last […]
A few weeks ago, I had the great pleasure of speaking at an F&B conference held at Yancheng Lake, a little resort area a few hours outside of Shanghai. My hosts, the fine folks from the FRHI hotel group, offered […]
So, in the middle of 2014, when I was changing jobs, and was about to sign a contract with one company, an old acquaintance asked me out for coffee. By the end of that coffee, she had offered me a […]
So, it’s been almost six months since I’ve posted anything on this site. I’m really sorry. But I have a good excuse. And that’s this charming little girl, born Christmas Eve last year.