My homemade miso jars

Umami Salt, Healthy Flavour

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Happy new year! It’s that time when we’re all trying to stick to our new year’s resolutions and get healthy or recover after over-indulgence during the holiday season… So today I’m sharing with you my favourite tool in healthy cooking: Umami. What is umami? The word ‘umami’ comes from the Japanese for ‘delicious’ or ‘yummy’ […]

My miso chicken recipe a perfect canape for Christmas

Merry Matsukaze – Baked Miso Chicken Recipe

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Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year, everyone! In Japan, New Year’s (shogatsu) is the biggest celebration of the year and more of a family occasion than Christmas, which is much more low-key. Quite the opposite to how things work in most Western cultures! It is a time for people to gather with their families […]

miso making workshop with family

Miso Making in Yamanashi & London

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Having not been back to Japan for more than three years, I decided to visit my family at the start of this year. Our family home is in Yamanashi, deep in the countryside of Japan. An area renowned for its connection to food and healthy living, there are plenty of food lovers in the area. […]