Archive for the ‘Soup’ Category

One of the few food-related traditions that I inherited from my childhood home is “o-zoni,” or Japanese New Years Soup. The “o” is an honorific, so from here on I’ll refer to it as zoni. Zoni is a soup containing mochi rice cakes, and for the first 30 years of my life it never occurred […]


The Incredible Edible Lily Root (yuri-ne in Japanese) is another one of those glorious root vegetables that I’ve been raving about in my blogs. Today I produced a three-course meal with two lily roots: an appetizer, a cream soup, and a stir-fry. Lily root looks a bit like a head of garlic, but flatter. It […]