Kakitama Udon --- @ Tamaru An , Shimokitazawa

It was chilly day. I had this Udon noodle at Tamaru An located on 1st avenue ( Ichiban Gai) in Shimokitazawa.

The thick egg soup warmed me up.


Alice Waters --- Pioneer of Organic Food & Dietary Education

Alice Waters --- I don't remember where I heard of her name first,but I was always curious about her and her restaurant. In the TV program.... I guess it was 60 min. of CBS. ... I saw her face for the first time and learned that she had set up her opinion about organic food and dietary education long time before it became trend. I think it is impressive that one restaurant's movement and statement has been spread this far.... especially from U.S. where the junk, unhealthy food and drink is commonly consumed. She is in mid 60s now and still active and trying to promote her belief in food.

Adaptation from Alice Waters Brunch

There are many restaurants where I would like to visit someday in the future...... Chez Panisse in Berkley, California.... is one of them.

The other day I saw a TV program visiting her and her restaurant. The reporter was invited to her home and she serves brunch.... which was similar to this photo. The bottom is toast, then chopped tomato and some other veggies including nuts were piled up on that... I think. I found some tomatoes and shungiku (garland chrysanthemum) in my stock, so chopped them. For dressing, ground garlic, soy sauce, vinegar and olive oil and some pepper.
In the heated pan, made sunny side up and put on the top of this bread salad.