THE GOCHISO GOURMET: Waste not, want not

Earlier this year, I decided to make that move to the next chapter in life, namely I retired. Though I’m eligible to make withdrawals to my retirement savings accounts, I decided to hold off until Ms. S also retires, as most of our retirement savings are in standard retirement accounts that are fully taxable once […]

Nikkei from around the world discuss Nikkei food

What is Nikkei food? That was the question the Japanese American National Museum’s Discover Nikkei Website posed to more than 180 Nikkei from 13 countries during an online, multilingual event held Feb. 26.  After a presentation by Shigeru Kojima of the Japanese Overseas Migration Museum in Yokohama, Japan and a discussion facilitated by Denver-based journalist […]

Ginger pork (Shogayaki) 豚の生姜焼き

This is a classic Japanese ginger pork (shogayaki) recipe, tender sliced pork loin in a sweet ginger sauce, ginger pork is one of my favorite homemade dishes. It’s ready in 20 minutes! Ginger pork, or what we call shogayaki (生姜焼き), is a homey Japanese dish. I loved it when I was growing up and still […]

For Asian American women, Olympics reveal a harsh duality

BEIJING (AP) — Across two pandemic Olympics set in Asian countries, Asian American women fronting the Games have encountered a whiplashing duality — prized on the global stage for their medal-winning talent, buffeted by the escalating crisis of racist abuse at home. The world’s most elite and international sporting event, which pits athletes and countries […]

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, […]