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2009 Shinmai ‘New Rice’ and Onigiri from Chef Tanigawa

2009 Shinmai ‘New Rice’ and Onigiri from Chef Tanigawa
2008: I wasn’t going to post about these onigiri rice balls but then I reread this article about a gift of a big round daikon radish and a bag of new rice that I wrote last year about Chef Tanigawa on the day that he finally agreed to let me document his New Year’s Osechi Cuisine. I had no…

Shiokara Report: Enjoying Homemade Squid Shiokara

Shiokara Report: Enjoying Homemade Squid Shiokara
Shiokara Report: Enjoying Homemade Chinmi Squid Shiokara いかの塩辛 Shiokara Report: Enjoying Homemade Chinmi Squid Shiokara いかの塩辛
Shiokara is a favorite of Miwa and she made some recently and it is ready for eating. Shiokawa is made of salted squid semi-fermented in its own guts and is a kind of chinmi, literally ‘rare taste’. Japanese like shiokara on rice or with sake.…

Itadakimono: Maru Daikon and Shinmai

Itadakimono: Maru Daikon and Shinmai
Itadakimono: Maru Daikon and Shinmai (Round Daikon Radish and New Rice) 頂き物: 丸大根と新米 Itadakimono: Maru Daikon and Shinmai (頂き物: 丸大根と新米)
Giving and receiving gifts is an essential aspect of Japanese culture. Gifts are usually small and often given spontaneously. On the way back from an appointment today I stopped in at Kisen to return a very old and precious book on Kyo-ryori to the owner that I…

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