Taking the Fear out of Japanese Cooking
This blog is all about taking the fear out of Japanese cooking, because I believe anyone can learn to cook delicious, healthy Japanese food that’s way more than just raw fish and vinegar-flavored rice.
Growing up near Kyoto, I spent years watching my mom do it: cooking for a family of five, on a budget, and turning out delicious Real Food day in and day out.
Now, I’m going to show you how. This blog will take you, step-by-step, through recipes I’ve grown to love, showing you how to make honest, down-to-earth Japanese home cooking favorites from scratch using real ingredients. In each recipe, I try to share the secrets that you won’t find in a typical cookbook: little kitchen tricks gleaned by making dishes again and again over many years.
So the emphasis here is very much on home cooking, stuff you can make at home and should make at home. I’ll let the restaurant chefs cook the restaurant meals: this blog is for people with families to feed. Because Japanese food doesn’t have to be complicated, it just has to be fresh, tasty and delicious.
For a little bit more on the philosophy that underlies this blog, read this.