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Hapa Kitchen Thanksgiving in Tokyo

Hapa Kitchen Thanksgiving in Tokyo

While I was based out of Tokyo for a few months in late 2009, Famous Original Jackie and her fiancé Jeff came to visit, and so we decided to throw a Hapa-style Thanksgiving dinner: American holiday staples made with Japanese ingredients. I conquered the initially confounding challenge of an oven-less kitchen in the apartment with, […]

A Razor, A Shiny Knife

A Razor, A Shiny Knife

These were a series of dinners recreating the famous Thomas Keller/Grant Achatz 22-course dinners with the supper club A Razor, A Shiny Knife that traveled across the country from New York (12/12-13/08) to Chicago (1/22/09) and San Francisco (1/29/09). Reverse engineering recipes from two of the most innovative and creative chefs in the world was […]

Hapa Kitchen May Day

Hapa Kitchen May Day

Hapa Kitchen’s first dinner was hosted by the Queens County Farm Museum, the only working farm in all of New York City. We partnered with Apple Pond Farm to highlight the deliciousness of their spring lamb and used the pork, eggs and produce from Queens County Farm itself in the meal, and Brooklyn Brewery supplied […]

Hapa Kitchen Hapa ‘Cue

06/06/09: Turns out there’s no better way to combat jet lag then to step off a plane from Tokyo and work non-stop for 3 days in a New York summer. In conjunction with Finger On the Pulse and Mean Red Productions, we decided to do a barbeque, Hapa-style—which meant meat on sticks, cole slaw, baked […]

Hapa Kitchen Luau

8/28/09: I’ve recently been experimenting with the economies and challenges of cooking whole animals—turns out that not only is it a better way to support local farmers than buying parts piecemeal, but I look good in photos next to whole animals I’m in the process of cooking! Hawaii is the Hapa motherland, a.k.a. Multirasia, and […]

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