My Mother 2: My Mother and Beer

Posted on Oct 2, 2020 in Hiroko's Blog

My mother finally departed on September 29, 2020.  She was a dedicated, joyful, open, hard-working and loving person.  She enjoyed a full life in her 93 years on earth.  Here is my mother’s story No. 2. My Mom one day as she sat in his lap, watched her father gulping down a small glass of beer.  She was 5 years old.  Her father’s contented, big smile with some white beer foam attached around his moustache were so impressive that my Mom couldn’t stop watching him.  Feeling...

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My Mother’s Story

Posted on Sep 24, 2020 in Hiroko's Blog

The world has been dramatically changing under the Covid-19 pandemic.  Once upon a time life was slower, more mellow, and gentler for me.   I was a boomer.  I begin to feel that I am a dinosaur. And my mother turned to 93 this year.  She had health issues but was happy and in good spirits and had a healthy appetite until 6 weeks ago.  She led her life even at her late age in the same way she has been doing for the adult part of her 93 years.  This means that she did her...

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Posted on Jan 24, 2020 in Hiroko's Blog

KYUSHU PREMIUM: KYUSHU WITH HIROKO 2021, November 3-15 This is the third Kyushu tour to be offered and conducted by Hiroko; This exclusive tour takes place in Kyushu, one of the most fascinating and important regions of Japan in matters of cuisine, foreign influence and history and geology. If you have been to Japan previously and perhaps experienced Tokyo and Kyoto, you will find the Kyushu experience enlightening, fascinating and, above all, enjoyable. If this is your...

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Posted on Jan 24, 2020 in Hiroko's Blog, Recipes

KYUSHU PREMIUM November 3 – 15, 2020 ABOUT KYUSHU AND KYUSHU PREMIUM Kyushu, the southernmost large island of Japan, is chock-full of incredible interests of so many kinds. I had visited Kyushu in past years on business. During such trips I didn’t experience what inquisitive and interested visitors can do in Kyushu, so I had little idea of the huge variety of amazing sights and experiences Kyushu can offer to us. In 2017 I decided to make Kyushu the next destination...

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Learning the Art & Pleasure of Japanese Cooking with Hiroko Shimbo + 2019 THANKS

Posted on Dec 13, 2019 in Hiroko's Blog

      Learning the Art & Pleasure of Japanese Cooking with Hiroko Shimbo 2019 THANKS   Japanese Cooking Classes and Courses at International Culinary Center, 2019   Thank you to those who attended the 5-day Essentials of Japanese Cuisine, one-day Ramen Class and one-day Sushi 101 at International Culinary Center in New York City. I loved meeting you all, sharing the expertise, cooking together and savoring the results with you! 2020 PLANS &...

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Everything is Impermanent and The Life of The Japanese Kitchen

Posted on Dec 8, 2019 in Hiroko's Blog

Thank you for loving my first and most widely selling book “The Japanese Kitchen’ for over 21 years.  As a definitive work on the art of Japanese cuisine and its preparation, “The Japanese Kitchen” has received many awards.  But most importantly, it was cherished by many of you who love Japanese foods and culture.  A few weeks ago, I received unexpected information from the Quarto Knows the current publisher and rights owner who purchased the original publisher, Harvard...

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