Monthly Archives November 2008

Extramadura tomato soup!

Category: Hiroko's BlogRecipes

I return to Spain once a year around November to teach Japanese cooking classes. My stay this year started

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This gorgeous Katsuo (skipjack tuna)!

Category: Hiroko's Blog

This gorgeous katsuo (skipjack tuna) comes from Blue Moon Seafood who operate their own fishing boat set up a retail stand every Wednesday here at the farmers market held in Union Square. Locals know that they carry the best fish in the town. The fisherman, Alex Villani,

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Oh, wasabi!

Category: Hiroko's Blog

I know that many of you love wasabi as I do. However, you may do not know what real wasabi tastes like. Ordinary sushi restaurant uses wasabi powder, which is mixed with water. This is not really wasabi at all; they are mixtures of ordinary white horseradish, mustard powder, and artificial flavor and color. Why not treating yourself with a real root ! It is available at….

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Misoshiru is powerful No. 3

Category: Hiroko's BlogRecipes

Today I want to tell you about some of my favorite miso. The darker one on the left is kidaru jukusei mugi miso from Fundokin Company. It is a dark, barley miso. The lighter one on the right is sweet, white kojimiso from …….

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