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Fake Plastic Treats: The Origins of Restaurant Displays

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November 24, 2020

A quiet ode to shokuhin sampuru, also known as those beautiful plastic food displays you see in Japanese restaurants.

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Nikkei Diaspora: Oshogatsu

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June 14, 2020

Starting the new year with friends and family... around the world.

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Osechi Top 8

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January 2, 2021

Read one author's family ranking of traditional Japanese New Year's foods - the Otera Osechi Top 8, ranked by how satisfying the prep experience is.

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Kentakki Fried Christmas

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November 24, 2020

Kentucky Fried Chicken for Christmas. This is a thing in Japan.

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(Almost) Brand New Recipes

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May 1, 2020

Ready to freshen up your meal schedule with some legacy recipes? We took a dive into some of our favorite community cookbooks to source some recipes that you definitely haven't heard of.

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Power Ranking: Thanksgiving Foods

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November 24, 2020

A not-at-all-definitive power ranking of Thanksgiving foods.

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3 Asian-Inspired Fall Cocktails

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June 11, 2020

What better way to get into the autumnal spirit than with spirits! I mean, alcohol! Here are three Asian-inspired fall cocktail recipes for you to try for your next Zoom happy hour.

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Some Tricks, But More Treats

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May 1, 2020

Why have pumpkin when you can have persimmon?

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For My Love of Foamy Soda, Onigiri, and Baked Goods

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May 1, 2020

One baker reflects on her early food memories and how making food has proven to be a trusted form of self-love as an adult.

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Ultimate Obon Food Bracket

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June 26, 2020

We've created the ultimate obon food bracket for you to download and enjoy with friends and family. We hope this bracket brings you joy and reminds you of the delicious tastes of obon.

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An Icy Treat to Beat the Summer Heat

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May 1, 2020

No shaved ice machine? No problem! You can make granita.

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When You’re In a Pickle…

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May 1, 2020

When in doubt, turn it into a pickle!

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7 Layer Wonder

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May 1, 2020

Join me on my quest to find the origins of the rainbow Jell-O - a fixture at many community events and parties.

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Strawberry Fields Forever - Ichigo Daifuku

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May 1, 2020

Strawberry season is here! Fight the early spring heat by making some ichigo daikfu as a tasty treat.

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