Looking up Tokyo Food File, one of my sources of inspiration in Tokyo, it did not take me long to decide what would be on the menu of this Tokyo Thursdays when I read Robbie's piece on KOME: The Art of Rice where he shares many details on the influence of rice in Japan from the average count of grains of rice in a tasty bowl (3000) to the influence of rice on landscape (dams had to be built to facilitate irrigation of rice fields) and to the connection between rice and Sakura (cherry blossoms)...
I will not repeat all Robbie wrote, I will invite you to read it.
Throughout the summer of 2013, Kew Gardens in London is showing with IncrEdibles at Kew Gardens how amazing world of edible plants is.
As part of the food festivities, they invite us to a Foraging Dinner on August 29, 2013 (7 to 10 pm) at Orangery Restaurant on garden grounds, 3 course foraged dinner with foraging expert Yun Hider, cocktail on arrival and entry to Kew Gardens.
"Tickets include entry to Kew Gardens, a foraged cocktail followed by a three-course foraged dinner, featuring dishes such as grilled Kentish asparagus, wood sorrel flower petals and wild rosemilk jelly, white and dark chocolate crumbs and candied pistachios. Expert forager Yun Hider, will explain how to forage and how these plants grow in the gardens. Price - £45 per person, including entry to Kew Gardens."
Reservations Online via Food from Kew on Eventbrite (by August 27,2013)
Amazing world of edible plants for Green Day # 255
Covering projects from Kamakura (Japan) to Ghost Lake (Canada), The Greenest Home Superinsulated and Passive House Design (Princeton Architectural Press, May 2013) by Julie Torres Moskovitz shows how well insulated, virtually airtight buildings, can decrease home heating consumption by an astounding ninety percent.
For the Prescott House in Kansas City (Kansas), architect Rockhill "led his students to the design of fixed louvers" believing that flexibility in their use might lead to misuse and energy waste.
"Passive Houses, well insulated, virtually airtight buildings, can decrease home heating consumption by an astounding ninety percent, making them not only an attractive choice for current and prospective homeowners, but also the right choice for a sustainable future.
Julie Torres Moskovitz is the founder of fabrica718, a design firm based in Brooklyn, NY.