Posts Tagged ‘Japanese’

What to Do With Okra

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For a mere vegetable, okra has traveled well, out of western Africa to the far corners of the world. In the American South we know it mostly deep-fried or thrown into stews like gumbo, a recipe that owes a debt to the okra soup of Nigeria. Indians treat it similarly, as the centerpiece of their [...]

The Japanese Breakfast

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When I was growing up, every commercial for cereal ended with the caveat that was “part” of a complete breakfast, a tacit admission that puffed corn and fructose don’t accomplish much. Inevitably, the next shot was a table crammed with the supplemental foods needed to finish the job: glasses of juice, milk, toast, jam, etc. [...]