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Updates on Asian American Winter Olympians

Kai Owens Sport: Skiing Hometown: Vail, Col. Update: Owens finished 10th in the women’s moguls final. Chloe Kim Sport: Snowboarding Hometown: Torrance, Calif. Update: Kim won her second consecutive gold medal on the halfpipe. Hailey Langland Sport: Snowboarding Hometown: San Clemente, Calif. Update: Langland qualified for the women’s big air final Feb. 14 and finished […]

THE GOCHISO GOURMET: Layered and baked goodness

I’m sure everyone has sampled that classic dish that layers flat sheets of pasta with a meat-laden tomato-based sauce interspersed with ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan cheese that’s then topped with more cheese and baked until bubbly and golden. Yes, I’m referring to lasagna. It was first mentioned in a poem in Italy in the 13th […]

Yuzu sorbet 柚子のシャーベット

Have you had tasted yuzu (柚子) before? This citrus fruit tastes like a combination of lemon, mandarin orange, and grapefruit. Yuzu juice and peel are used in Japanese cuisine especially in fall/winter when it’s in season. Having fresh yuzu in the kitchen really excites me not only because they are rare fruits outside of Japan, […]

University of Utah honors Wat Misaka with jersey ceremony

The University of Utah recognized their late alum, Wataru “Wat” Misaka, in an honored jersey ceremony Jan. 22. Misaka helped Utah bring a National Collegiate Athletic Association championship to Salt Lake City in 1944, and in 1947, he helped Utah capture the National Invitation Tournament championship. Later in 1947, he was drafted by the New […]

Asian American Olympic athletes

Kai Owens Sport: Skiing Hometown: Vail, Colo. DOB: 8/16/2004 Team: U.S. Moguls Team Quick Facts: She earned Rookie of the Year in 2021 and her favorite part about her sport is jumping. Chloe Kim Sport: Snowboarding Hometown: Torrance, Calif. DOB: 4/23/2000 Team: 2022 U.S. Olympic Snowboard Team; Snowboard Pro Halfpipe Quick Facts: She is a […]

Miso nikomi udon 味噌煮込みうどん

Miso nikomi udon is a hearty and comforting noodle soup where chicken, fish cake and udon noodles are simmered in a miso-flavored dashi broth. When it’s cold outside, this noodle soup will warm you inside out. Most udon noodle soups are served in clear dashi broth seasoned with soy sauce. However, in the Nagoya region, […]

THE GOCHISO GOURMET: The seafood of Oshogatsu

I grew up with a mixture of Oshogatsu (Japanese New Year) traditions in the 1960s and 1970s. But for the most part, I didn’t know the significance of these traditions. Though Ojiichan (Grandpa) was Issei from Hiroshima, his only tradition was serving scalding sake from Mom’s gold anodized tea kettle just past midnight, as it […]

Quick and easy chirashi sushi ちらし寿司

This chirashi sushi is made of sushi rice and topped with a beautiful medley of vegetables, egg crepe and sashimi. Let’s learn how to make a quick and easy version today with a store-bought seasoning mix. We also have a made-from-scratch version (https://www.justonecookbook.com/chirashi-sushi). Chirashi sushi (we say chirashizushi in Japan) is bright and colorful sushi […]

Matcha Marble Pound Cake 抹茶マーブルパウンドケーキ

Rustic and delectable, with its rich green tea swirls, this buttery Matcha Marble Pound Cake perfectly accompanies that afternoon cup of coffee or tea enjoyed with friends. Do you have a good pound cake recipe in your repertoire that you gift to a friend or bring to a gathering? Today, I’ll show you how to […]

Pregnant? Planning to become pregnant? Get vaccinated against COVID-19

Throughout the pandemic, I have been treating pregnant patients at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, CA. Before the vaccines, there were a lot of unknowns and people were worried. But today, I recommend the COVID-19 vaccines to my pregnant patients. I tell them it is part of taking good care of themselves […]

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