Daily Specials,Japanese A Go-go,Video Clips

Sushi Bar Stylie

18 Jun , 2006  

Enjoy Sushi

For those of you who love sushi but always worry about being caught in some tragic faux pas, Japan Culture Lab has come to the rescue. Proper manners while eating at a sushi-ya sushi bar is serious matter so you may want to take notes while viewing their free eight minute video tutorial.

When I was growing up mom never once taught us the correct etiquette for pouring beer so I found the ‘Samurai Way’ to be quite an eye opener.

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Artful Feast,Video Clips

The Art of Caffe Latte

5 Jun , 2006  

latte art

Foodies are always willing to take their addictions to new heights by constantly experimenting with presentation so it’s no surprise that baristas eventually picked up the idea of making their beverages look as hot as they tasted.

Latte art refers to designs created on the top of espresso beverages. These designs are usually created in one of two ways, or a combo of both. The first method is by manipulating the flow of milk from a jug into the espresso (known as free pour), and the second is by drawing designs with an implement (known as etching). The annual Dutch Latte Art competition website has a great collection of etching photos, and Flickr has several galleries here and here.

Check out this tasty three minute video showcasing some latte art in action…or keep reading to find out the tricks to creating these delicious little foamy paintings yourself.

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Celebrity Bites,Video Clips

Alison Goldfrapp Black Cherry Cake

9 May , 2006  

If you’ve heard of Bristish pop group Goldfrapp then you know they’re outrageously good at serving up some gourmet electro disco music…but did you know that lead singer Alison was also a baker? Okay, I admit that this isn’t really a serious cooking demonstration but it definitely fulfills the required elements for my ‘cute rockers in the kitchen’ obsession.

(If you’re viewing via RSS click through to our Goldfrapp page to view Alison whipping up some Black Cherry Cake!)

Celebrity Bites,Video Clips

The Tiramisu Kat-tun Video

21 Apr , 2006  

I’ve been digging up some unique cooking footage of celebrities in the kitchen. While it’s not always Food Network quality, it’s certainly entertaining, especially if you enjoy watching cute pop stars do silly things…and that includes getting whacked with large ceremonial paper fans. Three jpop stars from the Japanese band Kat-tun are put to the challenge of making tiramisu, but the only help they have is from an Italian chef.

(If you’re reading via RSS you’ll need to click through to Kung Foodie and then hit the play button below the vid screen.)

Here’s a quick Italian / English translation so you’ll at least know what the chef is saying. The poor Kat-tun boys have to figure it out on their own.

  1. Metti due cucchiai di zucchero – put in sugar
  2. Unire I bianchi e I rossi – add eggs whites to the rest of the batter
  3. Metti il cacao – put on the cacoa powder