fugu

A friend was wondering out loud on Facebook, why the kanji characters for fugu (pufferfish) are 河豚. She was pondering the use of 豚, the second character, which means "pig", but the first character 河 is a mystery too, since it means river - and the fugu that we know and eat today (or get all het up about how dangerous it is, depending on where you are from) is an ocean fish.

Chocolate truffles

Valentine's Day in Japan is rather different.

Recently on Just Hungry

Some of the dishes offered by ChefCuisine

ChefCuisine is a new method of delivering top restaurant quality meals to the home. It's intriguing...but will it succeed?

There's a rather extensive interview of me on Culinary Exchange. It has quite a lot of photos that are pretty nostalgic for me from the archives of JustHungry and JustBento, chosen by the interviewer, Matthew. I hope you enjoy it reading it. ^_^

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IMG: Chilled grilled eggplant soup

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A refreshing chilled summertime soup using eggplants or aubergines and fresh ginger.

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IMG: Cherry clafoutis with beurre noisette

A recipe for a very simple, tender cherry clafoutis with browned butter. No nuts or other additions.

strawberries

And it's about time too! The site has been totally redone from the bones up. It should finally look and work like a mid-2015 site rather than a mid-2005 one!

Here are some highlights:

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