January 2013


Attempting to turn cranky Maki into happy Maki through the power of fermentation. Plus a recipe for hummus with miso.


Iron Chef Japan has been cancelled already, according to reports in Japan. :(

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It's been a while, but here's another Sketch Diary entry.

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Two documentary films that show the importance of sushi, and pastry, in their respective cultures.

Doraemon's favorite snack

When I wrote about dorayaki, the sweet pancake-sandwich that is cat-robot Doraemon's favorite snack for the Japan Times back in October, I promised to post a recipe for making the little pancakes. Well finally here it is!


This year's New Year's feast back home in Japan was taken over by the next generation of women in our family.