JUmi Jami

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One of my Stuttgart clients:

I love this girl! Jumi Jami is a vegan chef and illustrator. I’ve done a few food/cooking related tattoos on her. She’s got a great recipe book mixing great food inspiration and her drawings. Check it out!

When Ciou was in Town

She took some photos of my house and posted on her blog. Nice to see someone else’s vision of my world. Those are some apricot scones I made and a lovely small cake that Ciou bought for us to share.

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This photo of us was taken behind an apartment gallery that we went to for an art opening. There was a fantastic french garden in the courtyard.

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Japan Food Part 2 “Sweet”

Cat brioche. It was just slightly sweet, delicious, and so cute!

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Green tea and strawberry bubble tea with soft serve ice cream.

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Candy store in Kyoto.

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We found a fast food healthy food restaurant and the desert was carrot spinach! It was really good.

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Breakfast in Kyoto.

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This was a rice flour based sweet ball with plum sauce in the center. The leaf was just a wrapper as it is very sticky. I wish I knew the name and I also wish I could eat them whenever I wanted. I adored this little treat!

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Fruit pie restaurant in the Kyoto train station. We didn’t get to try any, we weren’t hungry.

 

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Japan Food Part 1 “Salty”

Here’s some photos of the cracker store in Shimokitazawa. It was so beautiful in it’s vintage goodness!

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Packaged Bento boxes at the train station. These were quite expensive, but I should have bought one anyway. Everyone brought their lunches and were eatting on the train. There weren’t diner cars like we’re used to in Europe.

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At the Nishiki market in Kyoto.

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Dinner from 7-11

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Bento boxes bought at at temple on the Philospher’s path in Kyoto.

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Another corner store dinner.

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Sake barrels on display in Yoyoji park. The graphics are so beautiful.

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Sunday Afternoon Tea

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Heart shaped lavender and jasmin cookies and almond, cranberry nougat from Aurore-Capucine

Dried kiwi, green grapes, Dice teapot from my belle-soeur with pearl de jasmin tea inside, pink napkins with pretty bow jacard motif found in Antibes, plaid oil cloth found in Sebastapol on our last trip to the US.

French Easter Chocolate

It amazes me every year the designs available for Easter chocolate. I remember just chocolate bunnies and jelly beans from my childhood. Here, in France you find chickens, like this cutie I offered myself, lobsters, squirrels, dogs, ducks, deer, sea shells and fish. The chocolate fish tradition comes from April Fool’s Day which here is called “Poisson d’avril”. My husband explained  to me that as a joke people would cut a fish out of paper and attach it to someone’s back with a friendly pat and if the person didn’t catch on everyone would laugh at them. The term has evolved into each time you make a joke at someone else’s expense, it’s a “Poisson d’avril’. These chocolates are from a boulangerie next to Tribal Act at Republique.

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Magical Gypsy Bakery

When you come to get tattooed by me you should pick up a little something to eat to give you strength through your torture session! There’s a little magical patisserie on the way to my shop from metro Cadet. On the left, 3, rue de Rochechouart, Aurore-Capucine. Tuesday through saturday 11:30 to 20:00 They have huge heart shaped cookies flavored jasmin and coconut, or geranium and almond paste, violet with fruit confite or chocolate with dried strawberries. There is no where else like this in Paris. Bon appetite!

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