January 6th, 2017
Ayako wrote from Japan about a Japanese dish called Kuromame that’s made for the New Year. Here’s her email and recipe… Hi Lisa, Happy New Year! I had a guest from the US come to my home on New Year’s Day. So I cooked Osechiryori (New Year’s food) for him. Kuromame is a sweet black […]
January 1st, 2016
Fondue is great to serve for a special occasion. It feels like a fun event to eat it! If you’re familiar with the standard, delicious Swiss & Gruyere Fondue, you may want to try Cheddar Cheese Fondue for a nice change. If you’re a cheddar lover like me, you must try it! It’s easy to […]
January 1st, 2015
I’ve been writing a lot about traditional Japanese dishes for the New Year. Here’s another installment! My friend Ayako wrote from Japan about the food she made for New Year’s Day: Lisa, Happy New Year ! This year I didn’t have a lot of time, so I made just two dishes of New Year foods. […]
December 29th, 2014
There’s an old Japanese tradition, from over 200 years ago, to eat soba noodles on New Year’s Eve. About half of the population of Japan still follow this custom. The dish they eat is called Toshikoshi Soba or Year-Crossing Noodles. Sadao from Japan wrote to me about it: "On New Year’s Eve, we would eat […]
December 10th, 2014
Shirley Pitcher wrote to me from Australia about a family tradition, handed down from her great-grandmother who came from North Ireland, to eat Nettle Cake or Eccles Cake on New Year’s Eve. Here’s Shirley’s letter followed by a recipe I found for Eccles Cake: The Great-Grandma I remember – Her name was Rosa – she […]
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