On Air: Biz Buzz Japan – Wagyu

What is Wagyu? Why is it so expensive? How is Australian or US Wagyu different from Japanese Wagyu? These are questions we often ask ourselves when reading the menu at a steakhouse. In this episode of BizBuzz Japan, Jon Kabira, Lucia Vancura and I explore the world of Wagyu. Check out the schedule below for … Continue reading “On Air: Biz Buzz Japan – Wagyu”

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From the archives

Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Meatballs

I’m a big fan of stuffing chicken breast meat with cheese with cheese to keep it from getting dry. This week I’ve done the same with chicken meatballs and they turned out even better than expected. Head over to PBS Food to read the full post and get my Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Meatballs recipe.

Chicken Biryani

Chicken Biryani is a delicious savory rice dish that's loaded with spicy marinated chicken, caramelized onions, and flavorful saffron rice.

Sesame Snap Pea Chicken

This easy chicken stir-fry with savory mushrooms, crisp snap peas and ground sesame seeds was so easy and good I’ve already made it twice this week. Although it uses chicken breast, I employ a few tricks to ensure the meat stays juicy and flavorful. Head over to PBS Food for my full post and recipe … Continue reading “Sesame Snap Pea Chicken”


Tricks for making a simple Caponata with creamy eggplant, briny green olives & capers, crisp celery, sweet raisins and earthy pine nuts.

Bananas Foster Pancakes

I don’t really know what my fixation with turning this classic dessert into breakfast, but I’ve done a Bananas Foster Dutch Baby before, and I’ve been at it again with these Bananas Foster Pancakes. Thick and fluffy, these pancakes are studded with caramelized bananas, and get served with an irresistible butterscotch sauce. Head over to PBS food … Continue reading “Bananas Foster Pancakes”


Hashweh (lit. "stuffing") is a classic Levantine dish made with ground lamb and rice, seasoned with sweet spices such as allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Green Tomato Mint Salad

I’ve always loved using green fruit and vegetables to make salads and green tomatoes are no exception. This vibrant green salad features crisp green tomatoes and mint toss with a simple lemon dressing and feta. It makes for a delightfully refreshing side that screams SPRING! Head over to PBS Food for my full post and … Continue reading “Green Tomato Mint Salad”

Kimchi Pasta

Vibrant, spicy and ultra-flavorful, Kimchi Pasta makes for a quick weeknight entree, or a stunning side that comes together from a handful of ingredients.