A documentary about a sushi chef so masterful, Japan considers him a living national treasure. He is the oldest chef to receive 3 Michelin stars, which means, “a restaurant so amazing, it’s worth traveling to the country just for that restaurant and nothing else.”
The Gaslamp District is a HUGE reason why I would not want SDCC to move to another location, even though it kinda desperately needs to. It’s a great area, tons of places to eat (we’ve hardly even made a dent), and it’s really nice (at least until the party element comes out, and then it gets suuuuper skeevy with buttcheek-showing, skintight, strapless dresses and 6″ spiked heels and a bunch of drunken bros). But during the day, it’s nice, especially if you move off of 5th Street which is where most of the crowds and promo-pushers are.
Vertical brings Japan’s outrageously popular Drops of God (Kami no Shizuku) to the US, featuring two brothers battling over their father’s inheritance by finding the 12 Apostles of wine and the mysterious Drops of God.
The Fanime forums have a feedback thread where everyone is welcome to post their pros/cons/suggestions for improvements. Most of them make sense, but this one had me completely confused:
“Con: The lack of close-by food – My mother insists on real food when we go to conventions, which meant that this time we were constantly spending way too much time trying to find food, time which could have been better spent actually seeing stuff at the con. ^.^;;”
… Really? One of the things I look forward to most when going to Fanime is all the food that San Jose has to offer in that area. There are a TON of affordable restaurants in that area. We didn’t use our car once, except to get to and from the airport. Heck, if you are on a budget and walk around a corner, there is a Subway right there (it had a huge ass line all the time, but still). Maybe if one actually left the convention center…
Anyway, as a service to Fanime goers, and just because I like food (and drinking), I recapped the food we ate.
(This, btw, is poison, as learned from Fanime 2006. Bad times. Bad, bad times.)
I’ve always seen Neapolitan spaghetti in anime and manga. I just never knew what it was. When I found the recipe in Kitchen Princess volume 7 during this month’s Manga Moveable Feast, I decided I had to make it to see what it was like. (I just had to make sure not to burn it like Aoba does frequently in Cross Game.)
Mmm, crunchy spaghetti!
I’m ending my contributions to the Oishinbo/Foodie MMF with two recipes from Kitchen Princess! (I posted them both today because I am off to Fanime for the long weekend along with a self-imposed internet ban, and wasn’t sure how to format tweets correctly for posting in the future).
In the penultimate post, I attempt an easy sounding recipe for yogurt bread from volume 6, when Najika goes back to her childhood home, pre-foster care.