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Lazyass Cookin': Ebi Chili

Cooking time: 5 minutes.The Japanese have perfected the art of lazy cooking. Instant ramen, instant white rice, instant consomme, instant miso soup complete with tofu and green onions. Where do you think I get it from?So the other...

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ReCPY: MOffin Follow-Up (x3)

Sorry for disappearing for so long since my last post-- had a couple of weeks full of extreme work situations. Having said that, I still bake every weekend, but just haven't have time to post any of it. Since I found the delightful...

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ReCPY: Mochi + Muffin = MOffin

I once saw a recipe on Tastespotting using rice flour instead of regular flour to make muffins. I tried making them and gave them all away, without even try one. The lucky person who tasted it told me I should sell them....

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New Wave Nigori (January 2021)

Sake Gumi is our monthly sake subscription service with 250 members throughout California. Join today! The theme for this month came to me as I watched the bees buzzing in my backyard and 2021 was fast approaching. After learning about each of the sakes...

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Avant-Garde Acidity (Nov 2020)

Sake Gumi is our monthly sake subscription service with 200 members throughout California. Join today! We're seeing a shift these days of brewers making sakes that are higher in acidity and experimenting with using different kojis and yeasts to create more sour...

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Yamada Nishiki Kinoko Risotto

When the coronovirus hit, it was winter 2020. In the sake world, rice is already planted and harvested by the time winter rolls around. The last step is to use all of that rice for sake-making. But with the coronovirus, orders for sake...

Lazyass Cookin'

Caccio e Ramen Pepe

20 years ago, I moved to Italy for a year – living first in Siena, then Padova (here I am above at Lake Como). I had daydreamed about Italy since high school, after watching Bertolucci's Stealing Beauty (the modern day film equivalent would be Call Me By Your Name),...

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Katei Gyutan Yaki (Grilled Beef Tongue)

In preparation for the Sake Gumi Magnificent Miyagi theme, I've been sipping on dry and clean sakes from Miyagi all month. It's been a year since I visited the prefecture, and I've been reminiscing on the times I had there by looking...

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Buttered Bamboo Shoots

In preparation for the Sake Gumi Magnificent Miyagi theme, I've been sipping on dry and clean sakes from Miyagi all month. It's been a year since I visited the prefecture, and I've been reminiscing on the times I had there by looking at...

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Magnificent Miyagi (October 2020)

Miyagi cuisine (l-r): oysters, Katei Gyutan Yaki, Buttered Bamboo Shoots Sake Gumi is our monthly sake subscription service with 200 members throughout California. Join today! Miyagi Prefecture was one of the hardest hit areas during the 2011 Tohoku Disaster which included a...