Posts Tagged ‘garlic’

I packed lunches for my husband and kids five days a week for over twenty years. Then the kids grew up and left home, and my husband began to eat lunch at the company cafeteria to save me trouble. The part of me that had felt both burden and joy in preparing bento (Japanese-style packed […]


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 […]