November 2011


This month's Japan Times article is about sweet potatoes*, which are called satsumaimo in Japanese.

Hozuki (physalis), Naraijuku, Japan

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From the age of 3 on, or so my mother says, I would always hang around the kitchen asking questions, tilting conatainers to my level, getting underfoot and in everyone's way. After about age 5, I was reluctantly given some small, low-risk things to do, like making panko from day-old bread, or filling the salt and pepper shakers.

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Something that has been bothering me for a while.

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