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8 Kitchen Safety Tips

  In the professional kitchen, even the most experienced chefs must be fully-trained in effective safety procedures. Given the huge variety of utensils, knives, flames, hot fats, slippery surfaces, and boiled water, the kitchen can be a dangerous place to work. Even in the home, with less urgency and fewer risks, safety is no less…
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February 12, 2017 0

A Brief Guide to Japanese Dining Etiquette

  When visiting Japan, eating at a Japanese restaurant in your area, or dining with Japanese friends in their home, you want to show as much respect possible. Eating in the incorrect way or failing to follow certain traditions may offend your servers or fellow diners, and leave you feeling self-conscious while you eat. Just…
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February 8, 2017 0

7 Fascinating Facts About Chopsticks

  While chopsticks may intimidate the uninitiated, fans of Japanese cuisine would agree they help to make dining experiences far more interesting than standard cutlery. Even if you struggle to actually use them, chopsticks are a staple of eating Japanese food in restaurants, whether in the country itself or in the West. Chopsticks are incredibly…
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February 5, 2017 0

8 Japanese Desserts you Have to Try

The Japanese diet features plenty of healthy, nutritious savory dishes – but what about dessert? As you’d expect, Japanese desserts are colorful, creative, and absolutely delicious. Featuring chocolates, creams, fruits, sponge, and more, Japanese desserts incorporate a gorgeous variety of ingredients. Whether you want to try crafting these in your restaurant, at home, or just…
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February 4, 2017 0

A Glossary of Key Japanese Cooking Terms

  For any professional or amateur chef approaching Japanese cuisine for the first time, it’s easy to feel a little intimidated. As with any new discipline, there’s much to learn with Japanese cooking, from handling the essential knives to the art of exquisite presentation. However, one likely stumbling block for some is the number of…
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January 30, 2017 0

5 Japanese Foods You Have to Try

  Today, you don’t have to visit Japan to enjoy its cuisine. In the West, countless Japanese restaurants and sushi bars bring authentic foods to customers who may never get to travel to the Land of the Rising Sun. Without doubt, Japanese cooking produces some of the most exciting dishes in the world, loaded with…
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January 27, 2017 0

The Beginner’s Guide to Preparing Sushi

The Beginner’s Guide to Preparing Sushi In the West, sushi is incredibly popular, with countless Japanese restaurants and sushi bars serving it as part of their menus. Many of us love to prepare it at home too, as a healthy meal or for feeding guests something a little more exotic than the usual snacks. If…
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January 24, 2017 0

What Makes Japanese Steel Kitchen Knives So Special?

  To cook at your best, you need the finest tools. Quality knives are vital in any kitchen, enabling chefs at all levels to enjoy a fast, precise cut on any ingredient. No matter what your favorite dishes, the right preparation is crucial: prepare your vegetables, meat, and other produce inadequately, and the quality of…
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January 20, 2017 0

Japanese Cuisine: The Art of Presentation

Without doubt, much Japanese cuisine boasts truly irresistible presentation. From kawaii-infused sushi to a simple vegetable-noodle dish, Japanese chefs bring unparalleled visual beauty to their culinary creations. While some of us may be guilty of simply piling as much food on our plates as possible, without paying due consideration to the aesthetics, Japanese cooking seeks…
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January 18, 2017 0