This Week’s Specials: Story of Futomaki, Whipped Green Eggs


Here’s what we’ve been up to this week at Fork in the Road:

Robert Sietsema gave us the story on futomaki: “Futomaki in Kansai – where the roll is called eho-maki (“happy direction roll”) – originated as a festival food. It would be eaten once a year in uncut form, which must have been quite a spectacle.”

We shared a recipe for whipped green eggs from Paprika.

We interviewed restaurateur Carlos Suarez on his new venture, Rosemary’s (Sietsema reviewed Rosemary’s this week, while Tejal Rao headed to Hillside).

Yes the pizza dosa exists: “The thing is stuffed with bottled tomato sauce and grated pizza cheese. The wrapper is a plain dosa that’s been brushed with more tomato sauce as it is griddle-cooked on one side in the conventional manner.” Sietsema thinks it tastes awful.

These are all happening today: free gluten-free pudding, free yogurt, and National Watermelon Day.

For those of you keeping tab, we round-up restaurant openings and closings for the month of July.