Staff preparing restaurant at Bruto

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Bucatini pasta and zoodles at American Elm

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Portrait of Laura

My Food Influencer Code of Ethics

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Crowd at Ototo Japanese home cooking dinner

Japanese Home Cooking Meal at Ototo

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Life

My Food Influencer Code of Ethics

By on September 17, 2019
Portrait of Laura

I’ll never forget the first time I was ever invited to an event as a “food influencer.” I had been running my blog and @newdenizen Instagram account for some time before a local PR person emailed and asked if I would like to come to an event at a new restaurant where a guest and […]

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Food

Japanese Home Cooking Meal at Ototo

By on August 28, 2019
Crowd at Ototo Japanese home cooking dinner

Last week I attended a very special invite-only dinner created by Natsumi Oguchi and Den Corner Restaurants’ Toshi Kizaki held at Ototo on South Pearl Street. The theme was Japanese home cooking, ⁠where visiting chef Oguchi produced a spread of over a dozen items highlighting the allure of the simple yet delicious dishes that traditionally […]

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