Posts Tagged ‘Italian cuisine

Kyoto Italian Restaurant: La Mano di Marco

Kyoto Italian Restaurant: La Mano di Marco

An interesting little Italian restaurant in the Kyoto Gosho Imperial Palace neighborhood caught my eye way back last year when it opened and I finally stopped in for lunch today and enjoyed it quite a bit. The owner — I am assuming — is named Marco and is Italian. And you know what that means: …

Smoked Walnut, Pine Nut and Garlic Winter Pesto

Smoked Walnut, Pine Nut and Garlic Winter Pesto

I love pesto in the summer and used to make it back home in Minnesota. Pine nuts and good cheese are crazy expensive in Japan and I have never seen basil available here in the quantity that I would want to make a big batch of basil pesto. So, I have never made it here. …

Osaka Restaurant: Italian Izakaya ‘Shoku Mashika’

Osaka Restaurant: Italian Izakaya ‘Shoku Mashika’

I was in Osaka everyday for a week helping out on a story for Wall Street Journal Magazine about culinary trends in Osaka. Via interviews and photo shoots, I got to meet a number of really great chefs, visit their restaurants and become familiar with their cuisine. One of the places we visited was ‘Shoku …

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