The favorite fish of the fall season in Japan.

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A delicious, tiny morsel from a most elegant French hotel.

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Looking in-depth at an old favorite.

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A container that reveals what lies within.

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A photo and a story, first in a series.

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Japanese curry hotness levels, and my favorite childhood curry.

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Scenes from the Shin Yokohama Ramen Museum (新横浜ラーメン博物館)

Did you know that ramen is considered to be one of the two main National Dishes of Japan?

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Kagizen Yoshikusa, Kyoto

This month's Japan Times article is about Kyoto sweets.

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The kitchen

The current object of my obsessions is this space.

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This month in the Japan Times, I talk about setsuden (cutting down on electricity consumption) and suzumi (keeping cool).

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