If I had my Grandpa’s green thumb, I think I would try to grow a patch of heirloom tomatoes. As some of you already know, I have a thing for heirloom tomatoes. As I sipped my morning coffee today, reading the Bay Area section of my Sunday New York Times, I discovered The Patch, a family-owned [...]
Are you ready for a photo that will make you salivate? Before you brace yourself, let me ask you this: When was your last authentic plate lunch? One that had some greasy type of protein, doused in a glaze of salty/sweet sauce, nestled beside pillowy soft scoops of white rice and one glossy scoop of mac salad? [...]
Last month, The 50th Plate hit a milestone mark of 1000 unique visitors – perhaps a small number for many in the blogosphere, but a giant step for me! Thank you to everyone who visited the blog last month, especially since I was rather sparse in my postings. What better way to celebrate than by [...]
I just put out our American flag. Nine years later, watching some of the footage from the tragic events of 9-11 – I still remember that day vividly. I’ll never forget our losses that day, but I will also remember everything we have today to feel grateful for. I hope everyone had a relaxing Labor Day [...]
AboutI like Zip mins, spam musubi, and the butterfish misoyaki at The Cal. I've never been a fan of the loco moco but, now that I'm 3000 miles from my hometown of Honolulu, Hawaii, nearly everything from the islands makes me salivate. I currently live (and cook) in the San Francisco bay area, and have inevitably fallen in with "buying local" and organically-grown foods. I enjoy recreating the foods I grew up with - recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation in my family. And, as a working home cook, I try to prepare a lot of fast and healthful meals. Part recipe book, part cultural memoire, and travel journal, here is where I document all of my gastronomical experiences. I think of my kitchen as a blend of past and present, and I believe that where we call home is what we serve on our plates. Questions or comments about anything here? Feel free to post your comments directly, or email me at email@example.com.