Welcome to The Avocado’s weekly discussion of Japanese pop culture! There might not be many new shows that have caught your interest this summer season, so maybe now is the perfect time to go back and discover something old. Is … Continue reading Weekly Japanese Pop Culture Thread (July 8, 2020)
With all due respect to pizza, I think we know what the true gift of Italy is. Is anyone ever not in the mood for pasta? There are almost limitless ways to prepare it, and I’m constantly finding new ingredients … Continue reading Recipe Exchange: Pasta
Need an idea for an appetizer? A dessert? Or something that can just be scooped out of a bowl for a handy, protein-packed snack? Nuts to the rescue! Since they come in such a vast variety, there are countless ways … Continue reading Recipe Exchange: Nuts
What on Earth was wrong with the generation before mine? When I was a kid, vegetable dishes were wretched. I’ve never been a picky eater, but back then, even I turned my nose up at mushy lima beans or the … Continue reading Recipe Exchange: Vegetarian & Vegan
Welcome to The Avocado’s weekly discussion of Japanese pop culture! As I was watching Sing “Yesterday” for Me the other day, I was reminded of the very first Japanese dish I successfully made: curry and rice. I want someone to … Continue reading Weekly Japanese Pop Culture Thread (May 27, 2020)
Post a food and I will rate it one out of ten. Do not post a food if you are going to be offended by what I rate it. If I haven’t eaten it, I’ll just look it up online … Continue reading Rate a Food
In a normal world, it can be tough to find the time to cook in the morning, but now that everyone is stuck at home, kitchens have kicked into high gear. So today’s recipe topic: Breakfast. Breakfast recipes vary wildly … Continue reading Recipe Exchange: Breakfast
Welcome to The Avocado’s weekly discussion of Japanese pop culture! It’s been over two months since I’ve had a reason to make a bento, and I’m really missing the food and the fun, so this week I’m going to talk … Continue reading Weekly Japanese Pop Culture Thread (May 13, 2020)
Hey, welcome back, you Culinary Connoisseurs! The Recipe Exchange thread has been dormant for a while, so I’ve offered to take over hosting duties, and humbly offer my services as a bona fide food obsessive. A few notes up front: … Continue reading Recipe Exchange: Spring & Summer Drinks
Welcome to The Avocado’s weekly discussion of Japanese pop culture! A few weeks ago I read a very sweet manga by Mita Ori, Our Dining Table. It is a single volume story about a chance meeting between a lonely salaryman … Continue reading Weekly Japanese Pop Culture Thread (April 22, 2020)
And here we are at the end! I’d like to thank you all for voting. Continue reading Best Chinese Food Tournament: Finals!
It’s winner-take-all time. What’s it going to be, nachos or buffalo wings? Continue reading The Avocado’s Favourite Appetizer – Finals
The King is Dead. Egg Rolls at last have been toppled by the indomitable power of Pork Fried Rice. With the #1 seed out, anything could happen from here on! Only four more matches remain to determine the final results! … Continue reading Best Chinese Food Tournament Semifinals!
Apologies for the slight delay in getting this up, I had a few things going on yesterday that kept me from getting this up. Regardless, we’re now on to the semi-finals! Who will get to go for the gold next … Continue reading The Avocado’s Favourite Appetizer – Semifinals
Welcome to The Avocado’s weekly discussion of Japanese pop culture! The weather where I live is perfectly miserable right now, but it is technically spring, which means more than just a new anime season. In Japan, it also means cherry … Continue reading Weekly Japanese Pop Culture Thread (April 15, 2020)
We’re very near the end now! Things will no doubt get even more heated as only a handful of dishes remain in play. At this point it seems extremely likely that a classic Cantonese-American dish will win out, but it’s … Continue reading Best Chinese Food Quarterfinals!
I had talked about this some in the Politics Thread and it didn’t feel like it fit in there well enough and more in a health/food/wellness kind of area. While we’re still likely not at the peak of the first … Continue reading Preparing For COVID-19 Wave 2
After a long break for Easter, the tournament resumes at a critical phase. We’re down to the heavyweights now. Continue reading The Avocado’s Favourite Appetizer – Quarterfinals
We’re getting into the homestretch of this competition now! These final matches will be truly grueling. The highest-scoring winner last time was the eminently deserving Potstickers, winning over its close cousin Wontons with an astonishing 44 votes. Peking Duck was … Continue reading Best Chinese Food Tournament, Round 4
We’re down to just the top 16 in each bracket! Things are getting intense at this point! The highest-scoring winner last round was Egg Rolls, with a whopping 58 votes! Rival appetizer Potstickers tags close behind with 57– it’ll be … Continue reading Best Chinese Food tournament, Round 3!
Things are tightening up in the battle for the best appetizer, and some strong contenders are starting to get sent home. Which entrants will make it on to the quarterfinals? Continue reading The Avocado’s Favourite Appetizer – Savoury 16