Archive for December, 2008

Kichisen Osechi: Midnight Final Preparation and Meaning

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series O-shogatsu Ryori
Kichisen Osechi: Midnight Final Preparation and Meaning 京都吉泉 おせち料理の盛り付け Kichisen Osechi: Midnight Final Preparation 京都吉泉 おせち料理の盛り付け
At Kichisen, the master and students work in the cold through the night like Santa’s workshop getting Japanese New Year’s Osechi ready to send via express chilled delivery to arrive at homes all over Japan on New Year’s Eve…

Osechi: Shopping for Osechi Vegetables at Kyoto Wholesale Food Market

Osechi: Shopping for Osechi Vegetables at Kyoto Wholesale Food Market
This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series O-shogatsu Ryori
Japanese New Year’s Osechi Ryori: Shopping for Vegetables at Kyoto Wholesale Food Market with Kichisen Owner Yoshimi Tanigawa Japanese New Year's Osechi Ryori: Shopping for Vegetables at Kyoto Wholesale Food Market with Kichisen Owner Yoshimi Tanigawa 京都吉泉・谷河吉巳 おせち料理 京都市中央卸売市場
At Kichisen, they start shopping for ingredients for osechi in July. Most all shopping is done at the Kyoto Central Wholesale Market. After ordering seafood, Kichisen master Tanigawa heads over…

Osechi: Shopping for Osechi Fish at Kyoto Wholesale Food Market

Osechi: Shopping for Osechi Fish at Kyoto Wholesale Food Market
This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series O-shogatsu Ryori
Japanese New Year’s Osechi Ryori: Shopping for Fish at Kyoto Wholesale Food Market with Kichisen Owner Yoshimi Tanigawa Japanese New Year's Osechi Ryori: Shopping for Fish at Kyoto Wholesale Food Market with Kichisen Owner Yoshimi Tanigawa 京都吉泉・谷河吉巳 おせち料理 京都市中央卸売市場
At Kichisen, they start shopping for ingredients for osechi in July. Most all shopping is done at the Kyoto Central Wholesale Market. Every morning, before shopping though is a visit…

Osechi: What is Osechi Ryori?

Osechi: What is Osechi Ryori?
This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series O-shogatsu Ryori
Kichisen Osechi: What is Osechi Ryori? 京都吉泉 おせち料理 Kichisen Osechi: What is Osechi Ryori? 京都吉泉 おせち料理
Japanese New Year’s, or O-shogatsu is a celebration with ancient roots and perhaps the most prominent aspect of it is food and drink. Osechi ryori, or New Year’s cuisine is preserved food and is intended to last for several…

Osechi: Kyoto Kichisen Master Chef Yoshimi Tanigawa

Osechi: Kyoto Kichisen Master Chef Yoshimi Tanigawa
This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series O-shogatsu Ryori
Kyoto Kichisen Master Chef Yoshimi Tanigawa 京都吉泉 谷河吉巳 Kyoto Kichisen Master Chef Yoshimi Tanigawa 京都吉泉 谷河吉巳
Yoshimi Tanigawa is an inspired master of Kyoto cuisine who has dedicated his life to food as an art and near spiritual experience. He teaches his students both taste and discipline. He creates pure Kyoto cuisine, without the excessive decoration…
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