Category Archives: desserts and sweets

Handmade Tofu and Mochi Keep Traditions Alive in San Jose’s Japantown

Get it quick before it’s gone! Handmade tofu and mochi sweets in San Jose’s Japantown. Two devoted husband and wife teams have been quietly keeping tradition alive for more than 25 years with the sweetest results. No preservatives, no automation, just loving hands and hard work. Continue reading

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From Peaches to Persimmons: A Taste of Two Seasons (in Japan)

I tasted the essence of two seasons–summer and fall–in two fruits–white peach and persimmon–during two weeks in Kyoto, Japan. Continue reading

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A Dozen Deaf Foodies Savor Gourmet Ghetto Tasting Tour in ASL

In ASL, it’s no problem to “talk” when your mouth is full. Watch a short video produced for KQED Bay Area Bites where a dozen Deaf Foodies relish the tastes and history of Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto during a 3 hour tasting tour presented completely in American Sign Language (ASL) by food writer (and ASL interpreter) Anna Mindess through Edible Excursions Continue reading

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Thy Tran’s Asian Cooking Classes Highlight Techniques to Empower Students

Thy Tran’s classes in Asian cooking at OACC and 18 Reasons focus on techniques to empower her students. Besides imparting the secrets to making tasty dishes from a range of Asian cuisines, the knowledgeable chef and author includes history, culture and science. Interview with Thy Tran. Continue reading

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