September 2, 2016
In Minamisanriku, surveying the aftermath of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake
Kudo-san with a picture of the tsunami's immediate aftermath. On my last day in Minamisanriku, a small group of us from World in ...
August 4, 2016
In Praise of a Classic Combo: Tempura and Soba
Tempura Matsui's shrimp and shiso leaf tempura with zarusoba. While ramen continues to be all the rage in New York, soba--its less...
July 25, 2016
Growing Social Impact Ventures in Tohoku, Japan
Our learning journey team, led by Mio Yamamoto, bottom left in yellow. Photo courtesy of Shinya Sotowa. I've just returned from ...
June 17, 2016
A Farmer and a Baker Talk Heritage Grains
Mark Stambler's miche and sourdough. It's been a while since my last post, but I'm back at last, inspired to write by a cha...
December 17, 2015
Talking Japanese School Lunches on Heritage Radio Network
At Heritage Radio Network's East Williamsburg, Brooklyn studios. Earlier this week, I had the fun experience of being a guest on ho...
December 11, 2015
Chef's Choice: Twenty-two Chefs Dish on Japanese Food Culture
One of the most entertaining reads of this fall for me was Chef's Choice: 22 Culinary Masters Tell How Japanese Food Culture Influenced...
October 22, 2015
In Upstate New York, Talking Tanka Poetry
Here's some of what I collected at Tanka Sunday in Albany over the weekend. Tanka, the ancient form of Japanese poetry, i...
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