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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Homemade miso soup 味噌汁

It’s super easy to make authentic Japanese miso soup at home! As the daily elixir of the Japanese diet, homemade miso soup is not only delicious, it also brings many great health benefits. Learn how to make this nourishing soup at home with my recipe tutorial and cooking video (https://www.justonecookbook.com/homemade-miso-soup). Many of you have probably […]

Salmon nanbanzuke (Marinated fried salmon) 鮭の南蛮酢け

Marinated in soy dashi vinaigrette and served chilled, salmon nanbanzuke is delightful seafood fare to enjoy in the summer. Its unique preparation allows the salmon to be stored for days! You can serve it as an appetizer or a main dish. Just don’t forget to chill your favorite sparkling sake or white wine to go […]

THE GOCHISO GOURMET: The 2021 Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival

This month would have marked the 11th annual Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival … OK, maybe 10th, since last year’s event was canceled due to the raging worldwide pandemic. But since large gatherings still aren’t allowed as, despite having three COVID-19 vaccines approved for emergency use in the U.S. we haven’t hit herd immunity […]

Sanpeijiru (Japanese salmon soup) 三平汁

A popular soup from Hokkaido, Sanpeijiru features salted salmon and root vegetables and is cooked in konbu dashi broth. You’ll enjoy this delicate and tasty soup on a cold day! If you’ve had a chance to visit the northernmost island of Japan, Hokkaido (北海道), have you tried the popular regional salmon soup called Sanpeijiru (三平汁)? […]

Spicy miso chicken スパイシー味噌チキン

Love a good, easy appetizer recipe? Sweet and savory with a good dose of spice, these tulip-shaped chicken drumettes with a spicy miso dipping sauce are a party favorite. My husband and I were talking about what chicken drumettes recipe I could make for our next dinner since our children love drumettes. Then he said […]

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