Let me preface this article with the following: I am 28 years old. I don’t live at home. I do my own laundry and have even learned to iron a shirt (sort of – the sleeves still give me grief). I ask my parents for financial help, but only rarely, only when it’s been a particularly boozy month or if there’s an emergency, like I want something. I’m pretty normal.
In the evenings, in Kyoto, there’s a particular hour where the light shifts from white to gold. Central Kyoto runs on a grid – north-south and east-west – which, it turns out, is absolute money for a photographer.
We’re standing on the third floor of a nondescript building in downtown Tokyo, a light and airy space used for soba noodle workshops. The air sparkles with tiny particles of buckwheat flour. At the centre of a group of 12 stunned gaikokujin (foreigners, i.e. us) a small and shrunken old man is patiently building soba noodles from scratch.
This article originally appeared on Brokeassgourmet.com
Summer food should not be over-thought.
It should be light, so as not to weigh you down in the heat. It should feature bright, bold flavors, capitalizing on the incredible bounty of produce available this time of year. It should be portable and picnic-friendly. And, most importantly, it should come together quickly, so that you have more time to spend enjoying it with the people you love.
Picking the world’s best beach is a bit like arguing why your favourite colour should dominate the rainbow. Everyone’s going to have an opinion.
My earliest memory is of a beach. I’m about six years old and the sun’s going down over a little cove on Mornington Peninsula, in southeast Australia.
Make no mistake, lunchtime is a battlefield. For every glorious taco or triumphant baguette, a hundred bowls of ramen are left unslurpped, a thousand sushi rolls sit unmunched, and one greasy box of fish and chips goes unregretted.
Callum Snape is an adventure travel and freelance photographer from Banff, Alberta. At least, that’s what his website says. We reckon he could well be a secret agent, who’s sole mission is to bring as much of Alberta’s beauty into the world as possible. And if that is the case, Agent Snape, mission complete.
Assam laksa has some serious culinary cred. It’s been voted #7 on the World’s 50 Most Delicious Foods by CNN Go in 2011 (right behind the hamburger).