Author Archives: AngelaS

Body language

I had just spent a day in the bright sunshine of Guam, snorkeling in the Philippine Sea and hiking to a remote waterfall. I felt far away from Japan, especially as I sat down in a well-worn booth and ordered … Continue reading

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Garlic Ginger “Gyūdon”

As any frequenter of Yoshinoya knows, gyūdon is a beef bowl, or bowl of rice topped with seasoned beef and onion. Gyūdon is traditionally made with a sweet sauce of dashi, mirin, and soy sauce, but I like to make … Continue reading

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Lighting the stacks

Katie Conlon, Fukushima JET 2008-2009, won second prize in the annual AJET Photo Competition with her photo “Lighting the stacks” from the Sukagawa Fire Festival. Congrats Katie! www.jaamboo.com.ua/ bestcool.com.ua/ sisters.com.ua

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Parmesan Tofu with Pasta

While I try to write down recipes when I can, I often just experiment in the kitchen, throwing together whatever ingredients are on hand to make a quick meal. Here is one such experiment that you can make in less than 30 minutes. Continue reading

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Get in the Kitchen

I will be sharing tips, recipes, and kitchen adventures with you in this column, helping you to become comfortable in your own small cooking space. So grab an apron and let’s get started. Continue reading

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