Tag - sweet-inspirations

 
 

SWEET INSPIRATIONS

Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / SWEET INSPIRATIONS
Dec 5, 2013
Satisfy that sweet tooth with a limitless pick of the trolley
Nothing beats a great dessert at the end of a memorable meal — and never more so than when you're out for a yearend splurge. Many high-end restaurants offer double the pleasure, laying on two sweet courses, or even three if you count the chocolates and other tidbits served with your coffee.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / SWEET INSPIRATIONS
Oct 31, 2013
Sweet new fad pops up in Omohara
Want to know what's new and hot in the sweets world? Just head to "Omohara," the district where the youth fashion of Harajuku intersects with the high-end consumer culture of Omotesando. You can spot the trends from a block away: Just look for the lines.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / SWEET INSPIRATIONS
Oct 3, 2013
A modern twist to traditional snacks
Nowhere is the intersection of Japanese food culture and style more obvious than in the genteel, refined world of wagashi. For centuries, Japanese confectioners, especially those associated with Kyoto and the rituals of the tea ceremony, have produced sweets of astounding intricacy and beauty.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / SWEET INSPIRATIONS
Sep 5, 2013
Take a little bite of Portugal's egg tart
Portugal has plenty to answer for when it comes to the way Japan eats. Tempura, castella sponge cake and even bread — paõ in Portuguese, pan in Japanese — were all assimilated following the arrival of the first trading ships in the mid-16th century.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / SWEET INSPIRATIONS
Aug 1, 2013
Chocolate gelato at its most intense
Who eats chocolate in summer? Very few people who I know. It's not just that chocolate bars melt in seconds: The taste can seem too heavy and the texture too cloying. It simply doesn't seem to suit Japan's muggy heat. But there's one exception to that rule I'll gladly and frequently make — when...
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / SWEET INSPIRATIONS
Jul 4, 2013
Takemura: as traditional as it gets
Sweetshops don't get much more traditional than Takemura; inside and out it is a classic. Founded in 1930, this handsome two-story wooden building has stood untouched in the backstreets of Kanda-Sudacho, with its stone lantern, shrubs, the little palisade of bamboo and verge of greenery.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / SWEET INSPIRATIONS
Jun 7, 2013
Japanese desserts with an alcohol kick
"There are two types of people," my dear old landlady used to say, handing me a bowl of frothing matcha tea: "Those who like alcohol, and those who like sweets."
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / SWEET INSPIRATIONS
May 3, 2013
Custard treats are anything but square
How long does it take a business to achieve cult status in Tokyo? Years or decades in most cases. For Omotesando Koffee it was barely a matter of weeks.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / SWEET INSPIRATIONS
Apr 5, 2013
Springtime sweets come into bloom
The petals may have dropped from the cherry trees, at least in the Tokyo area, but there are plenty of leaves to be seen — and not just on the trees. Look around any shop selling traditional wagashi sweets at this time of year and you'll find cherry leaves in evidence, wrapped around sakura-mochi.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / SWEET INSPIRATIONS
Mar 1, 2013
Tea and cakes, the British way
'I am not very fond of sugar and sweet things, and yet I became a pastry chef.' The story of British pu00e2tissiu00e8re Rose Carrarini, whose quote adorns the wall in the growing number of cafe-bakeries that bear her name, is an eye-opener on many levels.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / SWEET INSPIRATIONS
Feb 1, 2013
An experimental approach to afters
Japan's prodigious ability to assimilate, reproduce and then develop homegrown adaptations of products from other cultures is legendary. Why should it be any different when it comes to patisseries?
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / SWEET INSPIRATIONS
Dec 7, 2012
Candy made fresh at Tokyo stores
If Christmas is the time when adults pander to their inner child, then it is holiday season all year round at Papabubble. Tokyo's premier purveyor of artisan candies is no ordinary sweet shop: it's more like a Santa's grotto — complete with happy toiling elves.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / SWEET INSPIRATIONS
Nov 2, 2012
Exhibition charts the rise of chocolate
Attention all chocoholics! Here's a way to satiate your sweet tooth without gaining a single gram. In fact you're likely to work off plenty of calories as you explore "Chocolate: The Exhibition."
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / SWEET INSPIRATIONS
Oct 5, 2012
Tasty twists on tradition at Tokyo Station
Great fanfare accompanied the reopening of Tokyo Station's redbrick building in Marunouchi this week. And, just like any major new (or in this case 98-year-old) landmark, it's a bonanza for tie-in marketing, including plenty of sweets — all limited-edition items that can only be bought inside the...
LIFE / Food & Drink / SWEET INSPIRATIONS
Sep 7, 2012
It's never too late for more ice cream

Longform

Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan