Harney and Sons Tea and John

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H & S teaWe have found it in the past at many places outside of America. On our recent vacation at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in South of France we again found it at a local cafe restaurant. It is Harney & Sons tea. Harney &  Sons tea products are everyplace in the world. Every time when it happened I called John Harney and told our exciting discovery. This time I could not do that. John departed to the heaven.

After coming back from our vacation I found in the piles of mails John’s obituary and eulogy wh...

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Rockin’ Ramen Event, LDNY

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Are you a Ramen fun? If so, you must join this event. Les Dames d’Escoffier, New York, is hosting Rockin’ Ramen! event on September 16th, 2014. 6pm – 8pm. The event location is International Culinary Center, Theater Kitchen. 462 Broadway (btw. Broome & Grand Streets), NYC.

This exciting event will introduce attendees to the diverse, delicious, wide world of ramen – from its history, ingredients – including broth and noodles – and flavors!

Chef Shigetoshi Nakamura of Sun Noodle Company will demon...

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Hiroko’s Shop is Closed until August 19th

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Thank you very much for ordering books and other items from Hiroko’s Kitchen Website. The Shop will be closed from July 20th through August 19th. We look forward to having your order after August 19th. Best,

Hiroko

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Best of the Best: Central Market Cooking School

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RD HOuston CM 1Thank you very much for having me again at Central Market Cooking Schoo!  Central Market Cooking School is located in Texas. It is one of the best avocational cooking schools in the country. I visited the schools in four locations - San Antonio, Dallas, Austin and Houston. The quality of the chef-instructors working in the kitchen is very high. They commit to offer the best experience to their students...

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Preserve Summer with Japanese Pickling Method

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nukazuke removingHere is the link to my latest Zester Daily article about nukazuke pickling.

http://zesterdaily.com/cooking/nuka-zuke-pickles/

Nukazuke, an old pickling method based on fermented rice bran, is a product of lactic acid fermentation and iswonderfullyprobiotic because of the bacteria involved in the pickling process.

Enjoy the article and the making of nukazuke at home during this summer! Hiroko

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Ramen and Gyoza

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Ramen eatingCan’t you find good ramen stores/restaurants in your neighbourhood? No worries. Please join me next week at Central Market Cooking School. Central Market Cooking School is one of my favorite cooking schools to teach. Chef-instructors at each school are beyond great. I will be teaching Ramen & Gyoza classes. The classes are held at San Antonio, Dallas Lovers, Austin North Lamar and Houston locations...

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Time for Japanese Curry

Category: Hiroko's BlogRecipes

kare-raisuI am now writing about Japanese curry – its rich history, flavor and texture. When it is published on a particular site, I will guide you to there.

While sitting at the computer and thinking and writing about Japanese curry, I was urged to make it for tonight meal. I remember that I had a shrimp curry recipe in my cookbook, The Japanese Kitchen, so I opened its page...

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Sexy and Delicious

Category: Hiroko's BlogRecipes

bright shiso juicegorgeous shisoIf you haven’t tried the making of shiso juice at home, let join me this year. Last Friday I bought terrific-looking shiso leaves again from Two Guys from Woodbridge, Hamden, CT, at Union Square Greenmarket, NYC. Some of the leaves were as large as my palm. The beauty of making shiso juice at home is that 1) you can control the sugar in your drink, 2) no store is selling shiso juice and 3) you can make shiso salt from the used shiso leaves. Here is the recipe...

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New Herring and Albert Cuyp Market

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dutch herringUnexpected encounter to the delicious pickled herring from Netherlands at the Oyster Bar (http://www.oysterbarny.com/event/nieuwe-herring/) in New York City this Monday evening brought me back to my memory of the first bite of Nieuwe Haring (new herring) at Albert Cuyp Market, Amsterdam. Buzz worked and lived in Amsterdam for two years 17 years ago. I had an opportunity to visit him and stay at this charming city several times a year. We biked every place in the city...

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John Harney

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John Harney

John just disappeared from this world, in which he was loved and enjoyed his life very much. I am a big fan of John and this news was terrible to me. I me John Harney at IACP Conference in Philadelphia almost 14 years ago. It was when I just settled in my newly adopted country and began my culinary career. I had no idea how to do business in this new country, nor speak English properly. John sat next to me at the cookbook signing event...

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