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Lotus Root, Demystified

Without reading the title of this post, do you recognize this? If you said, “It looks like a sandy, dirty root,” you’re not far off. Renkon, the rhizome of the lotus plant, is a¬†scrumptious winter vegetable that is popular here in Japan. But for those of us who haven’t had much experience purchasing meter-long rootstalks … 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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