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Cosplaying Cat Chef Dines With His Mom Every Night In Different Outfit

Meet Maro the cat, the cutest dinner date ever. Since this Japan-based kitty was 7 months old, he has lived with his human mother Rie Matsui. Matsui is passionate about photography and Japanese food culture. So, as soon as she realized that Maro is such a relaxed cat who is ok with almost anything as long as he gets to hang out with his human, the woman came up with a brilliant idea. She started dressing up Maro in the cutest outfits and taking pictures of her feline as her dinner companion. “He is great at posing, because he’s so quiet and easygoing,” Rie Matsui told The Dodo.

Maro’s Instagram is not only perfect to get your daily dose of cute, it also…

Michelin-Starred Chef to Bring His Soup Kitchen Concept to the U.S.

image credit: Massimo Bottura at the 2012 Olympics. Image credit: Dino Panato/Getty

Massimo Bottura is one of the more respected chefs in the culinary community: His restaurant, Osteria Francescana, has earned three Michelin stars and the coveted number one spot on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. When he isn’t feeding affluent gastro-tourists at his Modena, Italy restaurant, Bottura is finding ways to use leftovers to feed the hungry.

One of those ways is through Refettorio Gastromtiva. The idea behind the Refettorios is simple: Chefs use surplus products from supermarkets and catering companies that would otherwise go to waste in order to create healthy and delicious meals for the community. After finding success in Italy, the initiative came to…

The Essential Keys to Making Perfect Sushi Rice

Rice is the most important component of sushi. In fact, the word “sushi” refers to the vinegared rice used for the Japanese dish. If you want to make decent sushi at home, you need to know how to prepare the rice first.

In this video, from the ChefSteps YouTube channel, chef Taichi Kitamura of Sushi Kappo Tamura demonstrates the best method for cooking and handling rice. For starters, make sure you’re working with short-grained sushi rice. Each grain is smaller, plumper, and stickier than normal rice. And make sure you’re using a rice cooker. You can cook rice other ways, but rice cookers…