Melanie Baron

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Where To Shop In Tokyo

Save Place<p>Japan, 〒150-0033 Tokyo, 渋谷区Sarugakucho, 17−5<p>A short walk from Daikanyama Station is one of the metropolis's iconic bookstores, Tsutaya at …

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Butter Cake Just Got *Way* Better, Thanks to This Smarty-Pants Trick

My style of summer baking is simpler than at other times of the year. Unlike the holidays (when I break out rich and decadent dessert recipes) or autumn (when I crave time in the kitchen, turning to complicated yeasted breads), now is when I want easy but satisfying recipes. I want to be baking in …

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4-Ingredient Oaty Jam Bars for Better Breakfasts, Happier Days

<i>A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big, BIG everything else: flavor, ideas, holy-cow factor. Psst: We don't count salt, pepper, and certain fats (say, olive oil to dress greens or sauté onions), since we're guessing you have those covered. Today, we’re baking</i> …

Breakfast

5 Easy Riffs on Our Most Magical Cookies

Eight Christmases ago, Barbara Reiss was stranded in New Orleans. She was there to celebrate the holiday with family and, as often happens in late December, there was a snowstorm, a big snowstorm, a really big snowstorm in New York where she lived. So she stayed put. And then something magical …

Dessert

Recipe: Greek Yogurt Panna Cotta — Recipes from The Kitchn

If I could pick just one dessert to eat every day for the rest of my life, it would be this. Bold statement, I know, but it's worthy of it. This is …

Dessert

9 In-Flight Cocktails to Mix Onboard and Dramatically Improve Your Next Flight

Bookmark, screenshot, memorize: Make this your cheat sheet for all future flights.<p>If you fly even half as often as I do, you're all too familiar with …

If You Only Bake One Dessert This Spring, Make It This

Rhubarb is an odd fruit. To begin with, it's actually a vegetable — a vegetable with poisonous leaves. The stalks are crisp and juicy, with a vegetal …

Best Bites: Copycat Levain Bakery cookies

<i>Welcome to Best Bites, a twice-weekly video series that aims to satisfy your never-ending craving for food content through quick, beautiful videos for the at-home foodie. Check back on Tuesdays and Thursdays for new episodes!</i><p>1 cup cold butter<br>• 1 cup brown sugar<br>• ½ cup sugar<br>• 2 eggs<br>• 1 ½ cups cake flour<br>• 1 ½ …

Top 10 Best Places to Visit in Japan

Japan is one of the largest economies in the world blessed with its technical wizard and rich culture. The capital Tokyo is the largest metropolitan …

The Best Cookie Recipes To Bake This Weekend

Baking is a form of altruism. What better excuse to make some cookies?<p>Baking for others is a delicious form of altruism that’s been proven to boost your overall sense of well-being and help connect you with the people you love. But what if you just don’t have time for altruism during the busy …

The 15 Hottest New Restaurants in Tokyo

Here now, Eater returns to <b>Tokyo, Japan</b>, to focus on 15 newish restaurants that have been getting some serious buzz. Once again, <i>Japan Times</i> food writer and prolific Instagrammer Robbie Swinnerton has kindly offered up his picks for the hottest openings of the past year or so.<p>Highlights include a …

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Japanese Cheesecake

This Japanese version of the crowd-pleasing dessert combines cheesecake flavor with a souffle-like, cakey texture that jiggles like jelly but tastes …

Dessert

A Spiced, Roasted Broccoli That Will Be Your New Favorite Side Dish

Serves 3-4 as a side dish<p>We all know that roasting your favorite vegetables helps boost flavor, but when you add the richness of The Spice Hunter Garam Marsala with garlic, chilies, and broccoli you’ll create an umami-laden side dish that’s meant to be savored. Finish off with a garnish of chopped …

The 2017 Cookbook Cookie Parade Takes A Bow

From project-worthy macarons to triple-chocolate wonders ready in 30 minutes, we’ve baked so many wonderful treats in this year’s Cookbook Cookie Parade—a new cookie from a new cookbook every Friday. But, like all good things, the cookie parade must come to an end. We hope some of these recipes …

2 Great Cafes to Stop By for a Break When on a Stroll Around Kyoto

1. Wafu Café Kokyuan (Ochadokoro Rikyu)<p>At Wafu Café, you can enjoy the Japanese-style "wa" atmosphere in a serene environment. If you order coffee, …

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Meet the Ginger Jump-Up, a Cookie With a Story to Tell

“What’s all the fuss about gluten free?” Frank Carollo likes to joke. “The gluten has always been free at the Bakehouse.” Carollo and Amy Emberling are master bakers, co-owners of Zingerman’s Bakehouse in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and the authors of a new cookbook of the same name.<p><i>Zingerman’s Bakehouse</i> …

Baking

The 10 Top Things to Do in Kyoto, Japan

If Kyoto is not at the top of your bucket list, it should be. The Japanese city is one of the rare destinations you can count on to constantly exceed …

Don't Doubt the Power of These Shortbread Cookies

At first, it was just a casual friendship. But after 48 hours, it turned into an all-consuming love.<p>I have a confession. I doubted the recipe developing prowess of senior food editor/cookie whiz/general pastry expert Claire Saffitz. I regret this deeply.<p>You see, I made these shortbreads, …

Japan Travel: The Ultimate Local’s Guide to Tokyo

Japan’s capital, Tokyo, is a city like no other, home to the weird and wonderful, the hectic and the tranquil, the ancient and the modern. …

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Cream cheese brownies - delicious. magazine

• 150g unsalted butter<br>• 200g dark chocolate, broken into pieces<br>• 250g caster sugar<br>• 1 tsp vanilla extract<br>• 3 medium free-range eggs<br>• 100ml freshly made strong …

10 Markets in Tokyo You Should Visit

Takeshita-dori<p>Market, Shop<p>Crepe shop on Takeshita Street | © Dick Thomas Johnson/Flickr<p>After Gwen Stefani made Harajuku a household name, it only …

In the Tokyo Neighborhood of Koenji, a Sanctuary for Creatives

On one writer's first trip to Tokyo, he discovers a neighborhood that stays the same by encouraging difference.<p>It's not long after I step out of Tokyo’s Koenji metro station for the first time that I realize this isn’t a regular Sunday evening in the neighborhood: The crowds are thick; police …

Morning Glory Breakfast Cookies

Makes 14<p>Think of these textured, dense treats as chewy muffin tops that forgot to be unhealthy.<p>October 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup whole wheat flour<p>2 teaspoons ground cinnamon<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>¼ teaspoon baking powder<p>¼ teaspoon baking soda<p>1 large carrot (about 4 ounces), peeled, shredded (about ¾ …

Breakfast

The Creamy Cashew Sauce We're Putting On All Our Roasted Veg

You're gonna want to lick it off the plate.<p>After 10 years of strict veganism, my husband, Jason, decided to add fish back into his diet. This was (is) a huge deal for me, an omnivore, and I dove right into cooking all the fish in all the ways. Suddenly, there were so many possibilities… fish sauce, …

10 Cookies That Are Healthy Enough to Eat for Breakfast

Just because you're cutting back on refined sugars and processed carbs doesn't mean you can't indulge in the sweetest treat of all (we're referring …

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

Tokyo's Best Neighborhoods for Just Wandering Around (and, Okay, Shopping)

Tokyo can be exhausting, but it also has plenty to offer in the way of relaxation.<p>Tokyo is an obsessive’s dreamworld. If you’re into sneakers, there are easily a dozen places to line up with all the other nerds for limited editions. And if textiles—say, indigo from Tokushima Prefecture, …

The Oatmeal Cookie Recipes That Are Better Than Your Grandma's

Get baking!<p>Oatmeal cookies are the most underrated cookie in the country. Chocolate chip cookies get all the glory, and it’s easy to understand why, but oatmeal cookies deserve just as much love.<p>For one, they have a wholesome quality to them thanks to the addition of good-for-you oats. Just think …

Things to do in Tokyo Japan in One Day

What are the 6 first things to do in Tokyo, Japan in one day?<p>Supposing that you have only 1 day to spend in Tokyo what would you choose to do?<p>We …

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