On a personal level, last week saw several publications on Japan that I wrote, and a few new assignments. Travel + Leisure published two pieces: Hokkaido; Artisans of Yamanaka. KarryOn published my piece on anago. Gastronomica assigned me a long research piece that has to do with organic food and (shhh!) toxins in Japanese agriculture.
And with a month to go: I’m up to page 175 in my book on the psychological resiliencies of Indian-Americans, editing my way through my novel on family life, and taking notes for a project to start in September on race riots in the town where I grew up.
Outside of my personal life: The summer fruit season is ending, acorns are appearing on the ground, and tomatoes are bursting with sugar.
In the city of Boston, Sweet Cheeks, Vegan Thai Cafe, and Clear Flour Bakery continue to rock the joint. Forget high end dining in this town: Stick to BBQ, pan-Asian, and breads, and it becomes first-rate.