The Cake is a Pie

PABLO: Cheese-Tart O’ Mine

Alexis Ibarra-Ibarra Almost two years ago, I traveled to Japan with my sister and then went back to live there alone for a couple of months. After the first month of getting lost on purpose, I learned that if you walk down any street, you will always find a temple and a cake shop, which […]

About Fluffy, Flat, and Choking Hazard [Pan]Cakes

Alexis Ibarra-Ibarra All my life, I had the idea that good pancakes could only be those fluffy perfectly tanned pancakes everybody has seen in American Movies. Those that can easily be made by Aunt Jemimah but not by Betty Crocker. In my family, both breakfast and dinner are Pancake-time, but for most, it’s just a […]

Dawn of the bread

Enrique Bonilla Morales Here I am, the last man standing. All Humans but me have disappeared. My family and friends died weeks ago, and its memory is all that remains. By dawn I will die too: the armies of Mordor are coming, Rivers will be attacking from space, and Mothra is no longer here to […]

Anpanman: Our Bread Messiah

A “Japanese Breads and Cakes” Special Alexis Ibarra-Ibarra When I was in college, I had the opportunity to take a Global Politics course with a Japanese sensei. He was nice and funny, but he was also a little bit cynical about how power works (try more REALISTIC), particularly in Asia. However, he admitted that being […]