Teri is a military reporter living in Tokyo (though currently on the road for two months to Germany, Kuwait and Iraq). Thanks to her station, she's versed in Japanese cuisine, but her cooking isn't so easily defined. Yes, we were wowed by cucumber contest runner-up Quick Cucumber and Shiso Pickles, but her Tangy Zangy Roasted Potato Salad and Black-eyed Pea and Pork Quesadillas have a decidedly American bent and make us anxious for her to get back to her home base in Tokyo and start cooking.
And writing! Teri's recipes are both useful and funny, filled with playful, vivid details. To her, yuzu "tastes like the sourest Sour Patch Kid you ever met without that much-needed sugar coating" and fresh pitted cherries, left whole, are "like little slumpy Pac-Mans." For more, see Teri's profile page and fan her here and follow her travels on Twitter.
Read her profile Q&A below: