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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

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