Archive for September, 2009

Simple yet nice looks if the plate is right

Monday, September 21st, 2009

I attended The Seattle Food Styling and photography group meetup on Sunday. I cut vegetables to make pretty shapes. I was in hurry to grab a plate and didn’t inspect it well. Unfortunately my black plate had scratches. All photos showed the imperfection when the light reflected to the surface of the plate. All 7 […]

The arm of a Tempura cook

Friday, September 18th, 2009

This photo of my arm shows oil spattered burn spots. Hajime at Mashiko joked about an earlier time in his career, when his arm had burned marks which were cause from making Tempura. John said he had a similar experience and made his arm protection by cutting his long sock. I often make Tempura at […]

Working at a Popular Sushi Restaurant

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Can an experienced home cook survive working in a busy kitchen of popular Japanese restaurant? After 3 days of work, I am doing fine and happy. Two weeks ago, on Craigslists I found that the Sushi restaurant, “ Mashiko” in West Seattle was looking for a cook. It was a week after the advertisement was […]

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