Adventures in eating with Miki Kawasaki


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I write about food, with a particular emphasis on research-based articles, ingredient profiles, and social sharing posts. I also have experience with restaurant, neighborhood, and event guides, and eggheaded academic essays and articles. Here are some selected writing clips from the web and beyond (for examples of my copywriting and sponsored content work, click here).

salt3 Types of Salt You Should Have In Your Pantry
From Fresh Times, November 3, 2017.
Though why stop at three when you can have all the salts?
Photo via HelloFresh


potatoAre Sprouted Potatoes Poisonous?
From Chowhound, July 12, 2016.
Let’s find out! *chomps on raw, green potato with gangly things sticking out of it*
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Burgers12 Entertaining Tips for Elevating Your 4th of July BBQ
From Chowhound, June 21, 2016.
Today, I’m gonna get all Martha Stewart on y’all.
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Hot Sauce9 Mexican Sandwiches to Knock Your Huaraches Off
From Chowhound, October 27, 2015.
I was once in a Mexican sandwich and let me tell you, I got my huaraches knocked off alright.
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Cheese7 Rules for Making Amazing Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
From Chowhound, October 19, 2015.
Read this article, it’s a gouda time. *ba dum tssss*
Photo via Chowhound


Hot SauceA Nation Divided by Hot Sauce
From Chowhound, August 31, 2015.
How hot is hot sauce right now? SO HOT.
Photo via Chowhound


Chili Oil

Why Chili Oil Should Be Your Go-To Spicy Condiment
From Chowhound, August 17, 2015.
Chili oil: hotter than hot sauce, still not quite as hot as snorting Doritos off the belly of a fire-breathing lizard.




Latkes13 Reasons Why Pancakes are a Global Force to be Reckoned With
From Chowhound, July 10, 2015.
If there are any willing investors out there, I totally dream of opening a T.I.H.O.P. (Truly International House of Pancakes) restaurant. Might need to rethink the name, though.
Photo via Chowhound



HollandaiseDo You Know the 5 French Mother Sauces?
From Chowhound, July 5, 2015.
I’ve got to admire the determination of the commenter who thinks that salsa is a mother sauce. It takes cojones to try and rewrite Escoffier.
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lobster rollsEat Your Way Through the 13 Colonies on July 4th
From Chowhound, July 1, 2015.
Three cheers for colonialism, colonics, colonies!
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napa9 Asian Greens That You Should Be Cooking with Right Now
From Chowhound, June 22, 2015.
Never mind the clickbait title, you will like these vegetables. You must like these vegetables! Eat your vegetables, dammit.
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chai milkshakesSatisfy the Kid and the Adult in You with These 11 Boozy Milkshakes
From Chowhound, May 18, 2015.
My inner child loves to pack in the sprinkles, candy bits, and cookie crumbles. My inner adult heads for the bar and pours on the rum, whiskey, and tequila.
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tiger_620How to Buy Shrimp at the Store
From Chowhound, April 10, 2015.
As Bubba from Forrest Gump would say, “Shrimp is the fruit of the sea.”
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roast chickenHow to Buy Chicken at the Store
From Chowhound, March 25, 2015.
I once made the mistake of bringing home a stewing fowl when I needed a cornish hen. NEVER AGAIN.
Photo via Chowhound


sherry vinegarWhy Sherry Vinegar Deserves to Be Your One True Vinegar
From Serious Eats, March 23, 2015.
Sherry vinegar: your one true acid trip.
Photo: Vicky Wasik


steakKnow Your Chicken: What USDA Poultry Labels Actually Mean
From Serious Eats, February 5, 2015.
After all is said and done, though, a girl can still love her Popeye’s, right?
Photo via USDA



kimchi10 Essential Kimchi Dishes
From Chowhound, January 31, 2015.
My fermented food fetish takes listicle form.
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steakBeyond Basic Guacamole: 11 Loaded Recipes
From Chowhound, January 28, 2015.
I really do love guacamole that much. No hyperbole.
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steakDecoding Your Meat: A Guide to USDA Beef Labels
From Serious Eats, December 17, 2014.
In hindsight, I should have used this as an excuse to get Serious Eats to buy me a steak dinner for the sake of, you know, research.
Photo: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt



steakDo You Dukkah? All About the Middle East’s Addictive Blend of Nuts, Seeds, and Spices
From Serious Eats, July 3, 2014.
The most gratifying/mortifying part of researching this story was getting called out by Ana Sortun for the inferior product I had on my hands.
Photo: Vicky Wasik



steakDo You Know Your Tsukemono? A Guide to Japanese Pickles
From Serious Eats, June 6, 2014.
You can pickle that!




mabiAll About Mabi, a Delightfully Funky Drink From the Caribbean
From Serious Eats, March 20, 2014.
Bring on the ferment, bring on the funk.
dumpling26 Must-Eat Dumplings in NYC
From Serious Eats, March 19, 2014.
In addition to being my culinary modus operandi, “doughy and juicy” was my nickname in prison.
Photo: Laura Togut


kimjongil sausagesNo Motherland Without You: The Feminine Pastoral in North Korean Food and Agricultural Propaganda
Originally published in The Graduate Journal of Food Studies, winter 2014.
This originated as a cross comparison between the regime reinforcement tactics of Kim Jong-Il and Martha Stewart Living™, but I revised it for fear of being charged with blasphemy and abducted by the latter.
Photo via Kim Jong-Il Looking at Things