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Sukiyabashi Jiro -- Long-Shot (Any Japanese or Japanese-fluent person willing to escort me?)

I am headed to Tokyo in a couple of weeks and am wanting to eat here but I know they will not take my reservation at the Ginza location without a Japanese host.

Unfortunately, because of the extremely high cost of eating there, I'm not in a position to offer a free meal but if there's a kind soul out there willing to pay their own way and up for a decent conversation with a fellow foodie, please send me a note.

P.S. -- If anyone has it on good authority that they will let me eat there alone as long as a Japanese-fluent person makes my reservation, please let me know but I have gotten the sense this is not enough from what I've read.

Nov 20, 2010
tangolaw in Japan

Holy Grail -- Delicious Recipes That Are Relatively Low-Fat (at least 30% of calories or less from fat)

I offer my undying gratitude to anyone who can point me toward a website (or cookbook or other resource) that has recipes that meet the Chowhound standard of deliciousness but have less than 30% of their total calorie count from fat. Even lower than 30% is better but I realize that fat = flavor to a large extent.

The problem I have found is that way too many low-fat cookbooks have recipes that are absolutely terrible.

So far, the best resource I have found is Epicurious and then searching by healthy (or something like that) but this is not very precise. I'm looking for the motherlode at the intersection of gourmet and healthy.

May 29, 2010
tangolaw in Home Cooking