Wagashi: Kamishichiken Oimatsu Bitter Citrus Summer Jelly

Natsumikan is a bitter Japanese citrus fruit in season during the summer months. Several wagashi confection stores in Kyoto are quite famous for their chilled natsumikan jellies, in which the jelly is usually inside the hollowed out whole natsumikan fruit peel. They are a bit expensive but are quite a dramatic presentation so are often given as gifts. Natsumikan (lit. summer tangerine) is a bitter citrus fruit making it especially suited to quenching summer thirsts. Natsukanto Citrus Jelly – Served Oimatsu is a famous shinise confectionary in the Kamishichiken geisha quarter (hanamachi) near Kitano Tenmagu Shrine in the Nishijin area of Kyoto and their natsumikan jelly is perhaps the most famous of all in Kyoto. I like the …

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Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Girl Kraft Treat Boxes

Send guests home with homemade goodies in these Vintage Girl Kraft treat boxes from Martha Stewart Crafts™. Includes everything you need, except the treats, to make 6 complete favors: boxes, labels, ribbon, and paper inserts. $ 4.37 List Price: $ 7.99 Price: [wpramaprice asin=”B0052UNVAE”] [wpramareviews asin=”B0052UNVAE”]

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KitKat Cookies & Cream Big Bar (Product Announcement)

Image from Nestle Japan. I love the KitKat big bars, but I hate white chocolate and have never been a big fan of cookies & cream as a candy flavor. In fact, I feel that the whole point of the cookies and cream concept is to add textural variation and flavor to ice cream. As a candy bar with cookies that add texture and its own flavor already, it seems silly to add cookies and cream to

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Takashi’s Noodles

A collection of 75 recipes from James Beard Award-winning chef Takashi Yagihashi for both traditional and inventive hot and cold Japanese noodle dishes. Combining traditional Japanese influences, French technique, and more than 20 years of cooking in the Midwest, James Beard Award-winning chef Takashi Yagihashi introduces American home cooks to…

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Japanese Farm Food

Japanese Farm Food offers a unique look into life on a Japanese farm through 165 simple, clear-flavored recipes along with personal stories and over 100 stunning photographs. It is a book about love, community, and life in rural Japan. Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2012: USA Winner, Best Japanese Cuisine Book“Our life centers…

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