In which I read and buy too much manga for another year. Seriously running out of space here.
One mere weekend after ALA, and I’m at the biggest anime convention in the country, held once again at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Basically what going to a convention feels like. Nerd flu abounds!
I don’t think I got nerd flu this con. *knock on wood* However, one of my friends did! It’s pretty much inevitable, when you’re surrounded by people where washing hands and taking baths is optional, and people will glomp you (i.e., violently hug you, frequently without your permission).
I did get much cooler stuff though, although not nearly as much as I usually do. I was somewhat hampered by the knowledge I was flying back, so nothing that I wouldn’t be able to fit in my already crowded suitcase.
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.
I didn’t think I’d ever be posting a food entry on this blog, but here we are! The Manga Moveable Feast (MMF) that Otaku Champloo is hosting this month is encouraging us to go out and try these wonderful foods that we are reading about. Oishinbo is convenient in that the volumes even come with one or two recipes. So I decided to do the two asparagus recipes from Oishinbo: Vegetables: Asparagus with Walnut Dressing and Asparagus Grilled Kabayaki-Style.
This is the first time I’ve done a post specifically for the Manga Moveable Feast. I’ve submitted entries in the past, but they were all reviews I’d done before; I just had them added to archives. Anyway, this month is Oishinbo/Foodie Manga, and is sponsored by Otaku Champloo. It was too much to pass up for this foodie. I may do other posts, but this post is for the main course, Oishinbo.
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My first digital review from Viz’s app.