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Even the devil’s walking stick is good battered and fried – Mountain Vegetables, Take Two

I was discouraged, but not defeated by the bitter butterbur soup experience. I got some books on sansai out of the library last week and tackled their bitter challenge with renewed fervor. I also decided to ask my more experienced Japanese friends for advice. Brushing my teeth in front of the bathroom mirror at work, … Continue reading

The Bitter Bite of Butterbur – Moutain Vegetables, Take One

One of my fondest memories of my study abroad days in Nagano is of the day I went out with my host dad to pick sansai, mountain vegetables. This term applies to a wide range of edible sprouts and buds that emerge at the end of winter. Finding them requires knowledge of local botany and … Continue reading

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