Kanto style ozoni (mochi soup) for New Years Two articles about the holiday season in Japan. Filed under:  christmas new years holidays writing elsewhere japantimes atlasobscura
Onigirazu (rice sandwiches)

A new Japanese Kitchen article in The Japan Times, about the influence of social media on Japanese food in the 2010s.

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Book cover: The Real Japanese Izakaya Cookbook

I have been translating a lot of Japanese books lately, such as the Asian Salads and Asian Noodles ones I mentioned previously. This is the latest one to come out, called The Real Japanese Izakaya Cookbook, by Wataru Yokota (Tuttle Publishing). I didn't just translate it; I also wrote the introduction (which is why my name is on the cover), as well the detailed explanations of all the Japanese ingredients that readers may not be familiar with.

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Asian Salads and Asian Noodles Cookbook Covers

Two Japanese cookbooks about Asian cuisines that I was involved in.

Filed under:  cookbooks asian translations
Tenshinhan

About Chinese-Japanese cuisine or chuuka, a not-quite Chinese but very popular in Japan egg dish, and more.

Filed under:  japan times chuuka eggs dragon ball

Katsura Morimura's Banana Cake

Banana cupcakes

A banana cake that is redolent with memories, and my love for a book since I was twelve years old. It is very buttery-rich and fragrant. On a practical note, it's a great way to use up over-ripe bananas.