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The Start of Summer: Pickled Ume Japanese Plum

The Start of Summer: Pickled Ume Japanese Plum

The Start of Summer: Pickled Ume Japanese Plum It’s June which means it’s rainy season in Japan, and also when ume (Japanese plums) ripen. Learn about the ubiquitous ume found everywhere in Japanese cuisine! Introduction The Start of Summer: Pickled Ume...
Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto This risotto gets all its flavors from the mushrooms and onions instead of chicken stock. Add cheese to make it rich and creamy! Servings 8~10 Prep Time: 15 min. Cook for: 25~30 min. Good For: Dinner Introduction Mushroom Risotto A few days ago I...
Kinoko Mushroom Pasta

Kinoko Mushroom Pasta

Kinoko Mushroom Pasta Autumn is peak mushroom season in Japan! Mushrooms add such depth, umami and texture to your regular bowl of pasta. Add a variety of mushrooms to your aglio e olio and enjoy! Servings 4~6 Prep Time: 10 min. Cook for: 25 min. Good For: Lunch...
Spanish Paella

Spanish Paella

Spanish Paella Paella is such a joyful, colorful and appetizing dish that has a bit of everything I love – mushrooms, veggies, spices, seafood, white wine! Servings 10~12 Prep Time: 15~20 min. Cook for: 20 min. Good For: Dinner Introduction Spanish Paella Paella...
Mushrooms in Japan

Mushrooms in Japan

Mushrooms in Japan Autumn is mushroom foraging season in Japan – even if you live in the city, you’ll notice supermarkets stocking up on the season’s mushroom harvest. Here are some recipes on how to navigate the varied world of Japan’s...