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Bamboo Shoots, King of the Mountain Vegetables

The hillsides around my little Hokuriku hometown became very green while I was vacationing up north. New life is all around, much of it delicious, but I will hazard to guess that none of Japan’s wild spring crops is consumed with such widespread, eager fondness as takenoko, the young shoots of bamboo. They have a … Continue reading

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

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