6 Insider Tips for Your Next Trip to Japan

Posted on Sep 24, 2015 in Hiroko's Blog

Please read this very useful tips for your next trip to Japan. http://zesterdaily.com/world/6-insider-tips-next-trip-japan/ Please share this tips with your family, friends and colleagues. You now can prove if these tips are true. Join me on my Hokkaido Tour, 2016. The date runs from May 22 through June 3rd, 2016. Please send me an e-mail (hiroko@hirokoskitchen.com) if you want to receive more information – fee and booking conditions – as soon as possible. The...

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Hokkaido with Hiroko, May, 2016

Posted on Sep 14, 2015 in Hiroko's Blog

I have been operating a culinary and cultural tour of Japan for a very limited number of participants – less than dozen people in the past years. For the 2016 trip I am taking you to a very different destination: a visit to the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido that is focused on the natural environment as well as the amazing local Japanese culinary scene. The tour has been thoroughly researched and experienced during my recent trip to Hokkaido, Japan. Here is the...

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Alex Loves to Do Hard Job

Posted on Sep 11, 2015 in Hiroko's Blog

Last week I had a chat with Stephanie, the owner of Blue Moon, the fishmonger, which brings seasonal, finest quality local fish to our Union Square Farmers Market in New York City. Their diverse customers include Union Square Cafe and Blue Hill restaurants. Alex, her husband, the fisherman, goes out to the sea (they are based in Mattituck, NY), harvests fish and brings them to the shore. He is not a young man and is not using young assistants. He is doing everything by...

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Yukari, Not Your Japanese Girl Friend

Posted on Sep 3, 2015 in Hiroko's Blog, Recipes

Yukari is a name of Japanese female . Another ‘yukari’ is a salty, sour and fragrant condiment made from purple shiso leaves. Shiso season, green or purple, is coming to end soon. Hope you made and enjoyed shiso juice (recipe is in the archive of this blog; August, 2013) to counter the heat of this hot summer. There is a reason to consume shiso during hot months. Shiso has antiseptic property; shiso alleviates pollen allergies; shiso strengthens our immune...

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