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makiwi

Instagram - Wed, 2018-07-25 08:06
Le Crestet, or Lou Crestet in Provençal. . . . #livinginfrance #livinginprovence #provence #vaucluse #vineyard #summer #heaven #france

makiwi

Instagram - Wed, 2018-07-25 08:06
Not a pêche de vigne, but a nectarine de vigne (aka nectavigne). As intensely delicious as it looks. . . . #livinginprovence #livinginfrance #provence #vaucluse #summer #france #fruit

For fans of Iron Chef ^_^

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Tue, 2015-06-23 15:59
For fans of Iron Chef ^_^


Timeline Photos
6.11 thu "Iron Chef"   制限時間はアルバム1枚聴き終えるまで。 #料理の鉄人 #イヤホン

Assiette de charcuterie, or the typical summer lunch for carnivores in France

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Tue, 2015-06-23 14:51
Assiette de charcuterie, or the typical summer lunch for carnivores in France


Cup-a-Pasta (or to give their formal name, Cup Noodle Pasta Style), out on the 2...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Tue, 2015-06-23 13:03
Cup-a-Pasta (or to give their formal name, Cup Noodle Pasta Style), out on the 25th in Japan from Nissin. They come in Vongole and Bolognese flavors.

https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/p100x100/10408816_958726700825493_2170357393740372072_n.jpg?oh=cf4d2541eeaba0f2f83abf04e3f08c63&oe=56202F28

日経トレンディ

 15年6月29日、カップヌードルブランド初のパスタ「カップヌードル パスタスタイル」が発売されます。 麺は従来のカップヌードルと同じフライ麺ですが、パスタのように太くて丸いストレート麺。容器は、ブランド初の湯切りタイプです。 いったいどんな味なのか???実食してきました。また、発売の狙い、「スパ王」とのすみ分けなどについても聞いています。>>【実食】カップヌードル初の「パスタ」、“イタリア人が認めなかった”のも納得!?http://trendy.nikkeibp.co.jp/article/pickup/20150622/1065328/?n_cid=nbptrn_fb

Camembert cover and plate (this was acquired)

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Mon, 2015-06-22 11:30
Camembert cover and plate (this was acquired)


My latest article in the Japan Times is about somen, the very thin wheat noodles...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Mon, 2015-06-22 06:41
My latest article in the Japan Times is about somen, the very thin wheat noodles that are very popular in the summer. Did you know they used to be made so long that some people draped them from an upstairs window to eat them? ^_^


A short history of Japan's long noodles | The Japan Times
www.japantimes.co.jp
Soba, udon and ramen noodles are all well-known outside of Japan, but sōmen — the thin, white wheat noodles that are similar to Italian angel hair pasta —

Macarons, Pierre Hermé, Vaugirard (From a visit a couple of weeks ago)

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Sun, 2015-06-21 18:17
Macarons, Pierre Hermé, Vaugirard

(From a visit a couple of weeks ago)


I am in the throes of bringing JustBento.com into 2015 (i.e., making it mobile-f...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Tue, 2015-06-16 10:56
I am in the throes of bringing JustBento.com into 2015 (i.e., making it mobile-friendly and cleaning up lots of cruft in the back). A question that came to mind is - how many of you follow blogs/sites via RSS these days? At one point JustBento had like 400K RSS subscribers (now a lot less than that not surprisingly since it's hasn't been updated in ages ^_^;). Are you more likely to keep up to date via Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc rather than RSS? Do you subscribe to email updates? What other options are out there these days?

This commercial for yukata (lightweight summertime kimono) is adorable.

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Tue, 2015-06-09 23:01
This commercial for yukata (lightweight summertime kimono) is adorable.


イオン CM 浴衣 2015 「なつ古典」

▼イオン CM 浴衣 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rmetu7uIQRk イオン 浴衣 CM AEON CM

Multi hued, multi flavored handmade caramels. (These aren't too healthy either...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Thu, 2015-06-04 21:39
Multi hued, multi flavored handmade caramels.

(These aren't too healthy either but WHO CARES ^__^)


I got yet another angry email today regarding this old post. It's amazing how it...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Thu, 2015-06-04 11:31
I got yet another angry email today regarding this old post. It's amazing how it stirs people up. I guess I should wish I could do that all the time with my articles. ^_^;

ETA: Actually this time the email writer was angry at me for 'stating the obvious', and saying 'MSG was evil' (which I actually didn't - I said 'if you are sensitive to it, as a few people are, it's not good....) But in any case, the article is now 8 years old, and it's still the one on Just Hungry that draws the most ire from several angles.


Instant ramen and cup noodles are very, very bad for you | Just Hungry
justhungry.com
Just Hungry is a food site dedicated to Japanese home cooking recipes for people living outside of Japan and healthy and delicious eating.

The new site design of Just Hungry is now live! A few things are not quite worki...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Sat, 2015-05-30 11:40
The new site design of Just Hungry is now live! A few things are not quite working as they should but everything else should be OK. If you see any major issues please let me know ^_^

http://justhungry.com/

BTW, some parts of Just Hungry are kind of broken at the moment (although indivi...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Wed, 2015-05-27 11:06
BTW, some parts of Just Hungry are kind of broken at the moment (although individual articles should be accessible)....they will be fixed soon...thanks for your patience ^_^;

This picture was posted by NHK. It's a koya dofu (freeze-dried tofu), with a fac...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Wed, 2015-05-27 06:24
This picture was posted by NHK. It's a koya dofu (freeze-dried tofu), with a face, and a little pink apron. (It's to promote a program this evening about how to prepare koya dofu.)

Keep in mind that NHK is the equivalent of the BBC in Japan. ^_^

What is koya dofu? I wrote about it here:
http://www.justhungry.com/handbook/just-hungry-reference-handbooks/kouya-dofu-or-kohya-dofu-freeze-dried-tofu


Timeline Photos

Cherries!

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Fri, 2015-05-22 12:23
Cherries!


Apparently, onigiri/omusubi/nigirimeshi (rice balls) have been eaten in Japan f...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Thu, 2015-05-21 12:59
Apparently, onigiri/omusubi/nigirimeshi (rice balls) have been eaten in Japan for at least 2000 years. This is a photo of an onigiri fossil from the Yayoi period (300 BC - 300 AD) ^_^

More about onigiri here...

http://justbento.com/handbook/bento-basics/onigiri-omusubi-faq


Note: Just because a food from another culture (not limited to Japanese food, al...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Thu, 2015-05-21 03:27
Note: Just because a food from another culture (not limited to Japanese food, although that's what's mainly discussed here) does not appeal to you personally does not make it a non-food or "disgusting" to everyone. YOU can dislike it personally, but respect the fact that somewhere in the world there are plenty of people who enjoy it, and have done for generations. Please take your cultural snobbery elsewhere.

This is a TV commercial by Mizkan about the health benefits of vinegar. It says...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Wed, 2015-05-20 00:23
This is a TV commercial by Mizkan about the health benefits of vinegar. It says that a tablespoon a day helps you lose weight. But the reason I'm sharing it is...the enimated guy looks EXACTLY like The Guy. O.O


CM ミツカン 「酢の力 B」

TVCM↓↓ http://tvcmjapan.onefk.com/wp/

Konnyaku and shirataki (which is also called ito-konnyaku, or konnyaku threads)...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Tue, 2015-05-19 22:14
Konnyaku and shirataki (which is also called ito-konnyaku, or konnyaku threads) are made from the same thing, konjac root (the main substance is glucomannan). In Japan, konnyaku is used more as a weight-loss aid than shirataki - it's used to bulk up stir fries and such, or panfried as a 'steak', even deep fried. There's also a rice grain-shaped konnyaku (which came out maybe 10-15 years ago) which is added to regular rice; it blends in so that you barely notice it while reducing the overall calorie and carb content of a bowl of rice.

By the way, very fresh konnyaku or shirataki don't have that weird smell at all. Freshly made konnyaku can even be sliced and eaten as sashimi. People enjoy the texture.

Konnyaku is also the coagulant used for konnyaku jellies, which have been banned in several countries because they are deemed a choking hazard. You can still get the little dome-shaped jellies in Japan, but various crushed jelly products that come in little pouches added fruit juice and so on are more popular these days. They are sold as low-calorie snacks at convenience stores and such, for people trying to watch their intake.

Here is what I wrote about konnyaku and shirataki some time ago...


Konnyaku and shirataki FAQ: The almost zero-calorie, weird wobbly food from Japan | Just Hungry
justhungry.com
Just Hungry is a food site dedicated to Japanese home cooking recipes for people living outside of Japan and healthy and delicious eating.

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