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The Man Who Brought Sushi to America, Part IV

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The Man Who Brought Sushi to America, Part IV

Remembering the War

This is the fourth in a series of interviews with Noritoshi Kanai, chairman of Mutual Trading and the man who coined the phrase “sushi bar.”

Mari’s Homemade Cooking Recipes

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How to Kusa-Mochi (Japanese Mugwort Monchi with Anko)
草もち


Ingredients:

• 200g of joshinko (fine rice flour)
• 20g sugar
• 200cc warm water (adjust the amount depending on the humidity)

Mari's Homemade Cooking Recipes

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How to Make Miso-marinated Pork

Red miso (hatcho miso) has a very strong flavor. It’s sometimes compared to Vegemite or Marmite, and so some people don’t like to use it for miso soup. However, the strong flavor goes really great with pork given that pork also has a strong flavor.

Note: if you can’t find red miso, you can use 200 grams of brown miso instead.

  • Ingredients:
  • 4 cuts tonkatsu pork
  • Pinch of salt
  • 100 grams red miso (hatcho miso)
  • 100 grams brown miso
  • 4 tablespoons sake
  • 4 tablespoons mirin
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons honey

Mari's Homemade Cooking Recipes

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How to make Mashoom Dashi

  • Ingredients:
  • 30 grams of dried shiitake mushrooms (Chinese black mushroom)
  • 1 liter of water

 

Step 1: Soak the dried mushrooms in water and place them in the fridge for 24 hours. For the best avor, don’t use hot water.

Pocky's Sweet Success

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The Elegant Social Snack

Pocky has been a household name and a favorite chocolate confectionary for years in Asia, but how is it faring across the Pacific? Tokyo Journal's editorial team visited with President Shunsuke Nakai at Ezaki Glico USA headquarters to find out.

Tiramisu

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Tiramisu

I had friends over the other night and I decided to make Tiramisu. The origins of Tiramisu are widely debated, but it appears to have been invented in Treviso in the 1980s. One of the most popular Italian cakes, it is made of Savoiardi (also known as ladyfingers biscuits) dipped in espresso (with Marsala wine) and a whipped mixture of eggs, mascarpone and sugar. My recipe is a non-alcoholic version of the traditional one. I like it better this way because I find it is lighter. If you prefer the heavier version you just need to add some Marsala wine to the espresso used to soak the Savoiardi biscuits.

Mari’s Homemade Cooking Recipes

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How to Gyoza (Japanese pan-fried dumplings)
餃子


Ingredients:

• 200g of ground meat
• 2 bundles of Chinese chives
• 6-10 leaves of cabbage
• 2 pieces (about 30g) of grated ginger
• 2 cloves of grated garlic
• 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce
• 2 tablespoons of sake
• 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
• 2 tablespoons of sesame oil
• 2 packs of dumpling skin

Mari's Homemade Cooking Recipes

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How to Make Tebasaki no Amakara-ni (Chicken wings with sweet soy sauce)

Carrot Cake with Cinnamon Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting

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Carrot Cake with Cinnamon Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting

The frosting is made with cream cheese, cinnamon and ginger–a combination that I found addictive.

Napa Valley's Wine Legacy

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Napa Valley's Wine Legacy

Coppola Brings Historical Winery Inglenook Back to Greatness

One of Napa Valley's most well-known wineries is Inglenook, formerly Rubicon Estate, owned by Francis Ford Coppola. According to an article written by San Francisco Chronicle wine critic Jon Bonné, Napa Valley’s legendary winemaker Robert Mondavi visited the Coppolas at the estate and said, “You realize what this is? You have bought the most beautiful, the most important winery property in the Napa Valley.”



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