writing elsewhere

Onigirazu (rice sandwiches)

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

Filed under:  japan times social media writing elsewhere onigiri onigirazu food history
A bento box

The long neglected sister site of Just Hungry is finally back!

Filed under:  just bento just bento cookbook writing elsewhere
Pocky display at a Japanese supermarket

A new article about the business side of Pocky, the chocolate covered cookie stick loved by many, is up on my new site Just My Japan. I thought about putting it on this site sinc it's about a food product, but it's more about the marketing and production of the product than the taste or anything, so I put it over there. I hope you take a look!

Pocky and the Japanese Snack Industry

Filed under:  just my japan writing elsewhere pocky

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This month's Japan Times column is about the basics of nabe, or hot pots that are usually cooked at the table, with everyone taking what they like from the pot as it cooks.

Filed under:  japanese washoku nabe writing elsewhere japantimes

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A brief history of the hambaagu in Japan.

Filed under:  beef japan writing elsewhere yoshoku japantimes

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Eggs, plus the history of ranking restaurants and food in Japan.

Filed under:  eggs japan washoku writing elsewhere japanese culture food history japantimes

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My latest article in the Japan Times is about the history of corn (maize) in Japan, and includes a recipe for chilled corn soup that's really easy to make.

Filed under:  summer writing elsewhere food history japantimes

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Did you know that mirin used to a a high class, expensive beverage rather than a cooking ingredient?

Filed under:  japanese ingredients washoku writing elsewhere japan times

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A new article in the Japan Times about bamboo shoots, a quintessential springtime vegetable.

Filed under:  japanese spring ingredients writing elsewhere japan times

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Sticky slimy smelly goodness - and it's good for you too.

Filed under:  natto writing elsewhere japan times personal

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