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A video showing one Japanese mom's tiny yet super-efficient kitchen.

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How would you describe your kitchen, and what's stocked there?

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Winter in Provence

Some weeks to go until spring, but in the meantime the scenery is beautiful.

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My stepfather: accountant by day, Santa by nights and weekends.

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How my late father related to a particular scene in the movie Tampopo.

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

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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 containers 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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In Japan, coffee is just as ingrained in everyday life as tea.

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More iPhone 4S food shots

For this week's Monday Photos, I'd like to get just a bit technical and look at the suitability of the iPhone 4S as a serious camera for food bloggers.

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