At Cook’s Warehouse, January 2014

Posted on Dec 30, 2013 in Hiroko's Blog

I am returning to Cook’s Warehouse Next Year! January 28 and 29, 2014. Cook’s Warehouse is a fabulous cooking equipments and cooking school store in Atlanta. The owner Mary Moore makes sure to offer everyone every excuse to enjoy and cook delicious meals at home every night. I love that and respect her business very much. Here is the information about my classes at Cook’s Warehouse. The recipes are from Hiroko’s American Kitchen, my latest book and...

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Chicken Disappeared on Christmas Eve

Posted on Dec 26, 2013 in Hiroko's Blog

Shawn DesVoignes, my business acquaintance, living in Kanazawa City, Japan, for the past six months (his total life in Japan is already 10 years), sent me a funny e-mail. He works for Yamato Shoyu-Miso Company, whose high quality shoyu and miso products are exported to USA. His e-mail reads; “Japanese love Christmas. I went shopping yesterday, the Christmas Eve, and could not find any chicken at any food stores!”. Well, today cooking chicken either butchered one...

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Preserve Cultural Ritual or Sustain Marine Resource

Posted on Dec 24, 2013 in Hiroko's Blog, Recipes

I bought locally caught herring from the fishmonger, Blue Moon, last Wednesday. Since Blue Moon won’t come back to the Greenmarket until next April I purchased extra herrings and porgy to freeze them for later consumption. I cleaned and filleted the fish, salted them a bit and placed them in plastic bags for storage. While filleting the herring I was thinking of herring roe – a must have New year food item. None of my fish had roe. It is anyway too early for...

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Dazzling Selection of New Hotels

Posted on Dec 18, 2013 in Hiroko's Blog

Want to try new hotels in Tokyo? Dazzling selection of hotels. The below information supplied by Japan National Tourism Office. 1. Kyoto Ritz-Carlton Hotel, opening on Feb 7, 2014 Designed by Pete Remedios, this new stylish, luxury hotel is a hybrid of traditional Japanese beauty and 21st century comfort. It is located along Kamo River. 2. Aman Resort Tokyo, first quarter of 2014 Ultra luxury resort Aman’s urban hotel¬† in the heart of Tokyo, Ohtemachi. Ohtemachi is a...

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Quick Daikon Recipes

Posted on Dec 18, 2013 in Hiroko's Blog

Freezing winter is really in the Union Square Greeenmarket. Before the vendors disappear enjoy the daikon recipes (below) with locally grown root. 1. Quick Daikon Pickles Cut daikon into 1/4-inch square x 3-inch long strips. Toss the daikon strips in a bowl with 2% of salt to the weight of daikon, and leave it for 10 minutes. Quickly rinse the salted daikon in a sieve. Drain and squeeze the strips and transfer it to a dry bowl. Toss the daikon with a mixture of rice...

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