A Taste of the Past by Linda Pelaccio

Posted on Jan 7, 2011 in Hiroko's Blog

First of all I would like to let all of you know that the problem of accessing to archives was solved.  Thank you very much for your patience.

Yesterday Linda Pelaccio invited me to her show,  A Taste of the Past.   Linda discussed the tradition of “good luck round food” for the new year.  One of the topic was Japanese mochitsuki (rice pounding ceremony at the end of the year)..that’s why I was there and chatting over it.

Tuneinwww.heritageradionetwork.com/archives?tag=Hiroko…  (type Hiroko Shimbo in search box) and learn the conversation between Linda and I about mochitsuki and Japanese cuisine and food culture.

The radio studio of A Taste of the Past is located in the compound of Roberta’s restaurant.  Roberta’s is a casual and charming pizza restaurant which is equipped with a real wood burning oven.  When I asked the chef what is the temperature he can get inside the oven, the answer was 800F….very hot; pizza stays inside the oven only 50 seconds. After the interview we enjoyed the pizza – thin yet slightly chewy crust and delicious toppings.  Roberta’s restaurant is a stone thrown distance from the Morgan Avenue on L train.

Reminder: I am teaching a fun and delicious Ramen and Gyoza classes at International Culinary Center http://www.internationalculinarycenter.comon January 14th and additional fun, sticky and great Basic Sushi Class on January 28th.  See you there!!!