Photo by BocaDorada Bonito is a type of tuna, which is a member of the mackerel family, and one of the most important fish in Japanese cuisine. Rarely eaten fresh, the dark, oily meat is dried into very hard cubes, which must be ground or shaved with a special tool before use. Bonito shavings form […]

amira san francisco
Restaurants San Francisco


Reported as Closed 590 Valencia Street, San Francisco, California 94110-1115 ph: 415.621.6213 When you are in the mood for virtuoso belly dancing and delicious Turkish food, wander into Amira and feast on both. The atmosphere is all pillows, throw rugs, silky music and darkened corners. Start with the delicious hors d`oeuvre of walnut spread, and […]

Candle Cafe New York
New York Restaurants

Candle Café

1307 3rd Avenue, New York, New York 10021-3301 ph: 212.472.0970 fax: 212.472.7169 An organic, vegetarian haven whose farm-fresh food will give you the glow of health. Polished apples sit on each table, and recommended dishes include a crunchy sprout salad, a vegetable casserole with mushroom gravy, and a grilled portobello mushroom sandwich on sourdough. The […]

Cuisinenet Contributors


Julie Besonen Julie Besonen has written about food and entertainment for Paper Magazine, Playboy and The New York Times, among other publications. She lives in New York City. Keith Besonen Keith Besonen is a home brewer and a home barbequer. He lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Irena Chalmers Irena Chalmers’ witty and well-informed commentary on American food trends has established […]

Breakfast Cereal

Breakfast Cereal Beginnings

Today, many of the products that line the breakfast cereal aisle contain artificial colors and flavors, processed flours, and sugar, all pressed into novel shapes and promoted by cartoon characters. But this wasn’t the way it started out. The breakfast cereal industry came into being as a result of late 19th century America’s fascination with, […]