Before, Chef Katsuji Tanabe made it big, MCCN met him at the Taste of Mexico Event in Los Angeles back in 2012. Not only did he dazzle us but he dazzled everyone causing long lines with word of mouth.
Chef Tanabe, was born in Mexico to a Japanese father and Mexican mother. If not being unique was not enough, he brought creativity to his cuisine mastering Kosher Mexican. The charming and talented chef would eventually go on to win the bragging rights of Top Chef on the Bravo competition.
He’s closed the doors to his Los Angeles establishment and set up shop at 100 W. 83rd in Manhattan, NY. He also helms a restaurant in Chicago called Barrio at the corner of Clark and Kenzie.
Let’s Flashback to our 2012 interview and check the chef’s Kosher tequila sorbet creation by way of liquid nitrogen technique.
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This is me slurping down one of my last decadent green matcha fraps for a while. Why? Because on Weight Watchers smart points, this one drink accounts about half of my day’s allowance of what to eat. The picture was taken a few weeks before I decided to commit to eating like a grown up.
I’ve been thinking about it for awhile. But the moment came when I saw the photo, the mother of all photo which I hated because of my arms. I’ve never taken a photo where I could not bare to see my arms. I knew was bulking up while pressing through grief and losing a job a dedicated to which I’ve dedicated much of the last few year of my life. I’ve eaten more chips, crackers and fast food. All the while I thought, “I need to eat like a grown up.”
If there is one restaurant Baltimore is known for it is Mo’s Seafood. recently the popular restaurant has opened a new location in Towson, MD complete with a tiki bar. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to enjoy it during the winter. But it has a nice warm decor and environment.
Spending my holiday in Maryland, I had to have my Maryland fix of crab cake. Well, I settled for crab balls. And confess, I didn’t have them fried I had them broiled. With a few days after Christmas, I was calorie conscious. To compliment my crab balls, I had hard cider along with it. Maryland is a real bar town. I learned this from 13 years o living their starting in college. if you’re doing the tourist thing, I suggest checking out the location in downtown Baltimore. The Towson location is open from 10 AM to 2 AM.
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The best way to get people together to discuss their cultures is through food. “Food is the cross section for communication,” says Crystal A. Johnson, founder and editor-in- chief of the MultiCultural Cooking Network (MCCN).
“I was one of the first people watching cooking shows all day before it was trendy. On the network there weren’t any prominent people of color,” Johnson says. In 2007, she decided to create her own YouTube channel to showcase missing cultures. Since then, MCCN has evolved from a YouTube channel to a Web site that is not just about food. “The MultiCultural Cooking Network isn’t just about cooking food; it’s to create discussion about culture.”