Archive for the 'Food gifts' Category

Gateau Chocolat

August 23, 2006

gateau chocolat
Gateau Chocolat from Raku Raku So

Apologies for the long absence. I have been adjusting to a new, full-time job. A job closely related to tourism and thus to food, and maybe because our work is also related to the arts or maybe because we get so many high quality food gifts in the business, we all seem to appreciate the fine points of good food.

Recently when my co-worker Michiko asked me to do a favor proof-reading an English text for a friend of hers, we agreed on a barter of proof-reading for cake, chocolate cake, actually Raku Raku So‘s gateau chocolat. Raku Raku So is in Kameoka, a city on the other side of the western hills of Kyoto, where thick fog fills the valley most mornings and the produce is delicious and abundant because of the high water table. Read the rest of this entry »


Bento Heaven

April 23, 2006

Noh bento

My apologies for not posting for so long. While I'm in the middle of a job transition and dedicating more time to my traditional arts studies, this blog has been set aside in the crunch. That is not to say that I haven't eaten delicious food recently or that I've not been cooking. On the contrary, but the time to compose a coherent post about each item has been lacking.

So, in an effort to make up for the vacuum, here's a picture of a bento lunch I got at a Noh performance last week. Beautiful, isn't it? And this is only the top tier of the box, which contains various vegetables, two shrimp, fried fish in a sauce, a tofu/shrimp ball, rolled omelet (tamago maki), stuffed cabbage, two oysters, and a piece of roasted eel (my favorite). In the lower tier was rice mixed with beans (indicating good fortune), some fruit, and a traditional Japanese sweet (wagashi). Read the rest of this entry »