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In Memory

“My first meeting with this shop was while I was doing a tour of Ishikawa’s bakeries. I wanted to hug the bag I bought the bread in.” Tabelog user はちみっつ、星三つ My little town of Tsubata isn’t big, and we have little to boast about to the outside world. Travelers heading toward Kanazawa or Toyama may … Continue reading

Play the Stuffing out of Summer

Childhood memories of summer, for me, are soft and lazy. On the northern California coast, summer means fewer rainy days, and the occasional 75-degree afternoon is a good excuse to break out the shorts and the sprinklers. Maybe books and television shows set in almost anywhere else in the country gave me unrealistic expectations of what … Continue reading

Cooking with Wheat Gluten? Fu fu fu!

As someone wise once pointed out, the cold, wet winters and hot, humid summers in Ishikawa lend themselves particularly well to fermentation. Not only does this have an unfortunate effect on the clothes in my closet, but it also means that, other than kaga yasai and wagashi, most of the foods that Ishikawa is known for are fermented parts of … Continue reading

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