Jessica Thompson

Sushi

How to Eat Sushi, According to Tsukiji Fishmongers

Just like produce, sushi is seasonal.
Jessica Thompson
3.13.18
Science

Why You Get Off on Torturing Yourself With Chilis

It turns out that we are physiologically and psychologically predisposed to sadomasochistic dining tendencies.
Jessica Thompson
1.6.18
japan

This Mobile Bakery Is Popping Up at Tokyo's All-Night Dance Floors

Nachopan is a one-woman pop-up bakery, and flyers for parties at Tokyo clubs list her food alongside the names of headlining DJs.
Jessica Thompson
4.23.17
japan

Why Sake Used to Be Made with the Spit of Japanese Virgins

It was likely as much about taste as it was about marketing.
Jessica Thompson
3.26.17
sustainable seafood

All of This Restaurant's Seafood Is Waste from the World's Biggest Fish Market

The fish is sourced entirely from the 20,000 tons of edible seafood that is thrown out each year due to “imperfections” ranging from scratched skin to discoloration.
Jessica Thompson
11.19.16
japan

These Wagyu-Filled Doughnuts Might Be the World's Most Indulgent Snack

Though they may sound like the product of a moment of stoner culinary genius, karepan (curry-filled doughnuts), are a legitimate and widespread snack in Japan.
Jessica Thompson
10.8.16
Australia

Taste Australia's Weirdest Produce in Attica's Mysterious Garden

At one of the world's 50 best restaurants, greatness starts in the strange garden, where Australia's unique produce is exploding with flavor.
Jessica Thompson
8.8.16
Australia

This Formula 1 Aerodynamicist Turned Baker Is Creating The World’s Best Croissants

How Australian baker Kate Reid figured out how to make a croissant that's got a crisp, outer shell an an inside that's airy, not dense.
Jessica Thompson
8.2.16
japan

Repel Demons and Win Good Fortune by Throwing Soy Beans in Japan

Setsubun, a holiday marking the beginning of Spring in Japan’s old lunar calendar, is a day filled with rituals to rid your house of past demons and encourage good luck in the year ahead.
Jessica Thompson
2.10.16
Drink Me

Australia's Bush Is Coming to Your Cocktail

It’s a blind taste test and you have to identify coriander, mint, thyme and basil. Easy, right? But what if the lineup included pepperberry, akudjura, wattleseed and boobialla? These unique native botanicals are putting Australian liquor on the top...
Jessica Thompson
1.10.16
tech

The Future of Clothes Is Muscle, Blood, and Bone

Scientists like Philipp Stoessel are creating new materials from meat—as in gristle and tendon with a baked potato on the side, meat.
Jessica Thompson
12.15.15
hunting

You've Got to Hunt for Your Own Steak in the Australian Outback

In the remote town of Roebourne, Australia (population 1,200), average temperatures are around 40° C/104° F. Becoming involved in the local food scene means being able to hunt and source kangaroo, snakes, Bush turkey, bat, and sea turtle.
Jessica Thompson
11.26.15
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