Alive and kicking: Sushi in Jun’ichirō Tanizaki’s The Makioka Sisters (1943-48)

Three months ago, I was travelling around Japan, the land of dreams to me (and a whole lot of other Westerners, it seems), and my enthusiastic foodie self found much to revel in: I don’t think I ate the same thing twice when I was there, as everything was so overwhelmingly tasty, and different, that I felt I had to try everything that came my … Continue reading Alive and kicking: Sushi in Jun’ichirō Tanizaki’s The Makioka Sisters (1943-48)

Perfecting Pfannkuchen with Lauren Owen (The Quick, 2014)

Recipe When Nico and I decided to make pfannkuchen, I felt more than a little trepidation. Lauren’s characters eat tasty baked potatoes, dripping with melted butter, or they tuck into hearty winter soups. Although I could have produced a recipe for either of these with ease, Nico felt that was a little boring. So we choose pfannkuchen instead. There are two types of this German sweet – … Continue reading Perfecting Pfannkuchen with Lauren Owen (The Quick, 2014)