Psycho Cooker

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Psycho Eats LA: Katsuya

Katsuya.  I actually ate at Katsuya (in Brentwood) in January.  My life has been bustling since, and as the weeks pass, I have tried to convince myself to let Katsuya go; Psycho Cooker can let this one go.  Regardless of my self-talk, I feel a pang of guilt every time I think of Katsuya.  My pictures are terrible; the lighting was practically non-existant; the crowd was obnoxious.  Honestly, it’s one of those trendy concepts that I love to hate.  Katsuya takes pristine Japanese cuisine, and gives it an arty, trendy spin.  Despite my reservations, it was also wholly delicious.  Thus, […]

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Sesame Soba Noodle Salad with Cabbage and Chicken

  It’s still relatively early in the new year, which brings about the usual healthy eating reboot.  This year, I am noticing a perceptible shift in the annual routine: I can’t ignore the fact that I feel best when I am consuming more roughage, and less rich, heavy food.  Go figure: it turns out that vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains are touted for a reason.   While my taste for huge helpings of pasta will never disappear, I have discovered that the splurges feel much better in moderation, and more importantly, I feel much better.  This realization simultaneously brings me […]

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Salt-Roasted Chicken

Roast chicken is a nostalgic food for me, one that my mom often made while I was growing up.  It made the house smell amazing, like a big food hug was headed my way.  The notion immediately brings me back to our kitchen table, with plenty of roast chicken for dinner, along with plenty of leftovers.  It’s not something that I make frequently because it’s impossible to recapture that moment, yet it’s something that I crave.  I recently came across a Bon Appetit web article with a slew of roast chicken recipes, which appealed to me because it was a […]

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