Washoku Wednesday: Daikon (Radish)

(A big thanks to new mom Courtney - congrats on the beautiful baby! - for her latest post on a vegetable I am still learning to love but one that is so ubiquitous in Japanese cooking.) Have you tried daikon? It’s a root vegetable that’s very common in Japanese cooking. It looks like a long... Continue Reading →

Washoku Wednesday: Goma (Sesame Seeds)

(Thanks, Courtney, for a post this month on one of my favorite Japanese flavors!) This month, we’ll discuss goma, or sesame seeds. My fascination with sesame seeds started before my arrival to Japan. I lived in Andalucia, Spain for several years before moving to Japan and the Moorish (North African) influence had left its imprints... Continue Reading →

Washoku Wednesday: Miso

(Another tasty post from Courtney today! I love miso so I can't wait to try out these easy recipes!) This month we’re going to discuss miso, that salty fermented soybean paste that is used in a variety of Japanese dishes. Not just miso soup! Basic miso is made by fermenting soybeans with salt and a... Continue Reading →

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