Kanten vs. agar plus tokoroten in the Japan Times, plus a sweet version

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About the difference between kanten and agar, plus cool, slippery glassy noodles. continue reading...

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Maybe you can't have it all...

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All about mirin in The Japan Times

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

Goryo Hamaguchi: Earthquakes, Modern Medicine and Yamasa Soy Sauce

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The life of a remarkable man, who used his wealth to help people in many meaningful ways. continue reading...

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Tokyo vs. Paris, Japan vs. France, from a food point of view

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Is Tokyo really a better place for a tourist to visit than Paris? As a Tokyo-native and current resident of France, I may have a few thoughts on that. ^_^ continue reading...

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Bamboo shoot (takenoko) article in the Japan Times

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

Salt, Part 1

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A bit about salt. continue reading...

A matter of (chicken) perspective, plus my method for roasting a chicken

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A whole chicken in Japan is luxurious feast food. In France, it’s everyday dinner on a budget. continue reading...

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Kinou Nani Tabeta? A manga about food and life, plus: Caramel Stewed Apples

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[Update] As of March 2014, Kinou Nani Tabeta?, re-titled What Did You Eat Yesterday? is now being released in English by Vertical! Volume 1 is available now. I am re-featuring this review that I wrote in December 2010 to commemorate this happy news. ^^

Kinou Nani Tabeta? (What did you eat yesterday?) is a wonderful manga series that features lots of delicious recipes. One of them is a supremely simple recipe for stewed caramel apples. continue reading...

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