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Lotus Root, Take 2: Burgers, Anyone?

Well, folks, my renkonĀ from last week is gone. As advised by the friendly vegetable man at the market, I made the crunchy, young end into kinpira. I used the same kinpira recipe that I use for burdock, modifying only the way the vegetables were cut. One of renkon‘s best qualities is its shape, so I … Continue reading


Gluten-free in Japan is a Tough Road to Walk

In a country where rice is the grain of choice, who would have thought that living gluten-free would be so tough? I had never really given this any thought until a couple of weeks ago, when our new, sweet, adventurous, gluten-intolerant ALT arrived. We stopped at a Japanese restaurant for lunch on the way back … Continue reading

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