Tag Archives: Japanese cooking

Cultural Umami: quality of ingredients, time, and intention.

For a while my son, IB, has been thinking about going back to Japan. He has felt compelled to return after his year teaching English in Satsuma-Sendai on the southernmost island of Kyushu a few years ago. In his latest … Continue reading

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Tsukemono

Part of every traditional Japanese meal includes Tsukemono, Japanese pickles (literally “pickled things”). They add a piquant flavor to the meal and are perfect digestives. They usually are brightly colored so they contribute aesthetically to the plate as well. It is … Continue reading

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Recipe for relationship

IB and his girlfriend are taking a road trip to Virginia and North Carolina and we are lending them our car. In thanks for our generosity, they cooked us a most amazing meal last night. Broiled mackerel, konbucha (not pictured), … Continue reading

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