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Ginger Root (Zingiber officinale, or “Shoh-ga” in Japanese) appears in Japanese cuisine in many forms, but I’d always thought of it as an ingredient that worked its magic in the background, seldom– if ever– in the foreground of a dish, and certainly not as the star of the show. My awareness of ginger root began […]


I did not love fish roe in my childhood. I came to love it many many years later, while living in Osaka, where I had abundant opportunity to eat things my mother had never, in her wildest dreams, thought to feed me. In Osaka I learned to enjoy roe of all colors, tastes, and textures, […]