writing elsewhere

shiokoji-plate.jpg

It may look just like rice porridge, but this flavor packed, allergen-free flavoring ingredient is much more than that. I think it deserves a worldwide audience.

Filed under:  japanese preserves and pickles writing elsewhere japan times

setsubun-luckymeal.jpg

This month's Japan Times article is about the traditions and superstitions surrounding Setsubun, which is coming up on February 3rd.

Filed under:  japanese holidays japan traditions writing elsewhere beans japan times

Mochi with brown butter, green onions and nori

All about mochi and New Year's in the Japan Times, plus a ruinous-to-your-waistline buttery mochi recipe.

Filed under:  japanese new year holidays mochi writing elsewhere japan times

yakiimo1.jpg

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

Filed under:  fall potatoes winter writing elsewhere japan times

katsuage-sm.jpg

A recipe for katsudon (a fried pork cutlet on rice topped with scrambled egg), and the history of pork in Japan.

Filed under:  japanese pork meat writing elsewhere japan times yoshoku

kinoko-foilyaki.jpg

How ancient Japanese people in the north foraged for mushrooms, plus a super-simple mushroom recipe.

Filed under:  japanese mushrooms fall writing elsewhere japan times food history

vermontcurry1-amakuchi-e.jpg

How a Japanese curry mix got to be named after a New England state not exactly known for curry.

Filed under:  curry japan writing elsewhere japan times yoshoku brands

Kagizen Yoshikusa, Kyoto

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

Filed under:  dessert food travel summer tea kyoto writing elsewhere japan times

fuurin1.jpg

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

Filed under:  summer philosophy japan writing elsewhere japan times earthquake japanese culture energy saving

motegi-michinoeki2.jpg

This month's Japan Times article by me is about organic and natural farmers and retailers in the Kanto region of Japan (that's the area that includes Tokyo), including the thorny subject of how they are dealing with radioactive substance contamination on their crops. Because of space constraints I had to leave a lot out of course (that's the nature of newspaper articles) so here are some supplemental things.

Filed under:  food travel shopping japan writing elsewhere japan times earthquake where our food comes from

Pages