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Fun Link Friday: Cookie Masterpieces of Japan

Ever attempted to make a beautiful holiday cookie to discover it just didn’t turn out to be much more than a blob with sprinkles? Never fear, this week’s quickie Fun Link Friday introduces the masterful cookie decorating skills of Chihiro Ogura, … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: The Secrets of Soy Sauce

Though it can be found in various forms across Asia, soy sauce is easily one of the most iconic elements of Japanese cooking. With a long and diverse history, some families have maintained secret recipes for hundreds of years and regional variations bring … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Sushi donuts?

Now that you’ve endured or enjoyed some matcha beer, here comes another innovation on the traditional… sushi donuts? The internet is having a time with this new interpretation of a traditional favorite, and frankly, I’m just as unsure how I … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Matcha… beer?

Like it or not, if you spend enough time in Japan, you’ll probably develop a taste for matcha/maccha 抹茶 (green tea). I know I didn’t like tea at all (still don’t like coffee!) but somewhere along the lines it grew … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Turning Invasive Species into Sushi

  A lot of factors can affect changes in our local and global environments, but one that has become a big problem with little attention paid to it is that of invasive species. Sometimes new species get introduced to non-native … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Amezaiku

The self-taught Japanese artist carves, sculpts and paints delicate lollipops into intricate edible sculptures. Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Japan’s Cuisines: Food, Place and Identity

Japan’s Cuisines: Food, Place and Identity Eric C. Rath (Reaktion Books, 2016) Cuisines in Japan have an ideological dimension that cannot be ignored. In 2013, ‘traditional Japanese dietary cultures’ (washoku) was added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list. Washoku’s predecessor … Continue reading

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