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Our Favorite Japanese Summer Sweets!

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October 21, 2020

Sweltering in the heat? Try these Japanese summer desserts the next time it's too hot to handle.

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Sake Crafting | An Interview with James Jin from Nova Brewing

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May 18, 2022

Discover the creative process of crafting new sake and beer flavors from James Jin, the cofounder of Nova Brewing, and peek into life as a small business owner.

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Hungry For More

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April 16, 2022

A sushi chef turned business owner, creates a community through food.

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Friends of the Vine

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January 18, 2022

"There are no strangers here, only friends you haven't met."

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Buttercream Dreams | An Interview with Kylie Miyamoto of Kymoto Co.

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June 13, 2020

Meet Kylie Miyamoto of Kymoto Co., the Tustin-based online cake shop that specializes in minimalist and modern buttercream cakes.

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Date Guide: Little Tokyo Edition

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January 10, 2022

Add these iconic Little Tokyo spots to your date-rotation. Bonus points if you hit them all in one go!

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Ozoni from Around the World

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May 20, 2020

No two ozoni are alike. Join us as we explore the variety of mochi from around the world.

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Starting Your Own Family Mochitsuki

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May 20, 2020

A family mochitsuki can be a great way to bring the family together for the holidays and it's easier than you think.

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Holiday Tastes and Traditions

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June 28, 2020

What food do you need to have to complete your holiday season? Three millennial women share the the meals and recipes that have become new traditions in their families - two recipes included!

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Winter Themed Cocktails

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December 13, 2021

Cocktails to sip next to a fire pit

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Following Family Recipes: A Saga

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June 11, 2020

When certain nostalgic cravings hit, I love the idea of getting to follow family recipes. The eating portion is great, the "aw I get to connect with my family" is great, but the "here's a semi-legible recipe/grocery list, good luck" makes it much more of a challenge.

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Healing Through Food

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May 1, 2020

How a loaf of bread helped me process grief after the Atlanta shootings.

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The Greatest Restaurant I Never Knew

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November 24, 2020

An ode to the beautiful life and heart-rending death of Yoonjin Hwang’s beloved Spoon by H.

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Things I Ate During Quarantine

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June 11, 2020

Curious about some of the things I ate during quarantine? No? Well here's an entire photo journal!

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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 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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