Washoku Wednesday: Edamame

I'm excited for this week's post by Courtney on edamame, as this is one food I consistently order out but never make in my own kitchen. I've got some good ideas now! This delicious treat is one of my absolute favorite appetizers in Japan! I love edamame and to be honest, no one does it... Continue Reading →

Good Eats: Kawashima Tofu (Karatsu)

The seaside city of Karatsu in northern Saga prefecture might not seem like the place to come on a tofu pilgrimage but if you love soy in all its incarnations, you shouldn't miss a meal at 200-year-old Kawashima Tofu. Chef Kawashima keeps baker's hours, in the kitchen by 3am every morning to start boiling and... Continue Reading →

Celebrate: Setsubun 2014

Happy Setsubun, everyone! Did you throw your soybeans today? Setsubun is Japan’s spring festival, celebrated the day before the official first day of spring. The purpose of the holiday is to cleanse the house of the evil spirits of the previous year and purify the home for the year to come. To that end, a... Continue Reading →

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