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Pemulan Bali Balinese Farm Cooking School, Bali—Take a cooking class next time you travel!

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If you want to come away from visiting a new place with a better understanding of the history and culture of that place, take a cooking class.  When doing your research, look at reviews and how long the school has been in business, but also take into consideration what you are looking to get out […]

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Pillow Talk—Friday Pie-Day

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It’s Friday Pie-Day!  Friday is turning into my favorite day of the week because, well, pie! Today’s pie isn’t actually a pie I have tasted, but it’s on my wish list.

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How Japanese Cuisine Has Changed the Way I Think About Food and Cooking

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Last April during our most recent visit to Japan, we took a side trip with some friends to Ikaho, a small town several hours northwest of Tokyo known for its hot springs. For dinner one evening we ate a kaiseki meal, a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner. It was spring, and every morsel of food spoke […]

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Touring Lilly’s Hummus — Portland, Oregon

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Two years ago I was introduced to Lilly’s Hummus and hilarity ensued as we held the first ever “Fuji Bowl”—the game being played by Team Black Bean and Team Roasted Jalapeno.  We got extended family involved and the result of the big bowl game was as a tie.  Lilly’s Hummus became a permanent fixture in […]

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The Croft Farm on Sauvie Island — Portland, Oregon

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The Croft farm, located on Sauvie Island, approximately ten miles northwest of downtown Portland, Oregon, is a small farm (approximately 5 acres), committed to harvesting organically grown fruits and vegetables, free-roaming chicken eggs, and crisp cider apples, and is registered as a Non-Profit Animal Rescue.  It’s also the location of a perfect Airbnb rental.  My […]

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Summer Fun, Fuji Bites — June 30, 2014

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So far this summer has been a whirlwind.  This past week I was in Southern California to see my brother’s exhibit at the Santa Monica Museum of Art. (How cool is that?!?)  During the week I had a bit of extra time and was able to drive down to see my friend Mimi and her […]

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10 Road Trip Food Ideas For Kids

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The Fuji family loves to travel—whether that means hopping on a plane and flying to Tokyo, like we did last month, or piling into the car and driving south to visit my parents in Southern California.  Mini Babybel recently sent me a “Mini Babybel Snack a Little Bigger Travel Kit” filled with things like The […]

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“Local Eats” Japan Tour with PacSet Tours

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I’ve recently been in contact with a Japan tour company based in Los Angeles, called PacSet Tours.  This year they have a food themed tour scheduled for August (August 19 — 28, 2013) that is going to be amazing.  If you have ever wanted to experience Japan, this would be a great tour to try! […]

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Cancun Chicken Curry

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Cancun Chicken Curry, chicken cooked in a fragrant tomato based sauce filled with spices and a bit of heat, is an Indian dish inspired by a trip to Cancun, Mexico.  Yeah, I know that sounds a bit funny, but stick with me and it should all make sense by the time you get to the […]

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Visiting Edo-Tokyo, A Walk Through History

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  Tokyo was once a small, quiet fishing village, not the bustling metropolis that it is today.  Until 1868 it was known as Edo, which means “estuary” in Japanese, a perfect name since Tokyo sits next to Tokyo Bay which happens to be an estuary, with the Sumida river flowing into the bay, and the bay […]

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