The Japanese Have It: Weird Food 2016

I didn't set out to have all of my 'weird food' options for 2016 be from Japan. I've done that kind of list before, you see, so I hoped for another direction this year. I tried and tried. I checked out Scandinavia. I looked for Indonesian oddities. I even scoured the darker nooks and crannies … Continue reading The Japanese Have It: Weird Food 2016

Japan: Random Observations

A Blogtoberfest Guest Post by Max Hartshorne, editor of GoNomad.com I arrived in Japan on Thursday, and here are some of my observations so far after touring around Tokyo, and a town in the suburbs called Kanto. First, Japan is crowded, it becomes the most clear when I stood at an intersection in the Ginza … Continue reading Japan: Random Observations

The Fearsome Five: 2014’s Weird October Food Post

Every year, I compile a list of Octobery foods, be they weird and wacky or healthful and harvested. Each item may not be brand new, but has somehow infiltrated the headlines, and made its way to my Google-searching fingers. I've shied away from the Halloween-ized foods that otherwise aren't so different from their year-round counterparts, … Continue reading The Fearsome Five: 2014’s Weird October Food Post