Ginger Chocolate Truffles

Ginger Meets Chocolate Meets Figs
From Montezuma to Henry VIII

Cocoa

Cocoa Powder

If you make Ginger Chocolate Truffles, this can be a kind of ultimate Fusion food.

Already in the time of Henry VIII, an Asian spice, Ginger, was known to the Royal physicians and King Henry’s army doctors relied on it.

And in ancient Mexico, the local Continue reading

Japanese Cuisine 日本 料理

A Poetical Pursuit of Food [1]
Harmony for the Palate and the Eye

–“All Japanese food needs its setting.” — Sir John Pilcher, H.M. Ambassador to Japan [2]

“I wouldn’t be surprised to see 20 percent of Americans eating sushi as part of their regular diet in 10 or 15 years.” — Boye De Mente, 1987 [3]

Tosa Sake for New Year

Japanese food is one of the great cuisines of the Pacific Rim — and the world. Its popularity is leaping over national boundaries. Japanese cuisine is about Continue reading