A Poetical Pursuit of Food 
Harmony for the Palate and the Eye
–“All Japanese food needs its setting.” — Sir John Pilcher, H.M. Ambassador to Japan  “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 
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
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A Poisonous Weed for Fairy Gardens?
Or an Edible Dyestuff?
Purple Perilla Plant
Purple Perilla is the purple-leafed variety of the more familiar Green Perilla. People often call Perilla by its Japanese name
. 紫蘇 It’s also called Beefsteak Plant, and the green variety has a lot of uses, especially in Shiso Continue reading