Sushi at Home Book Launch

Sushi at HomeSushi is getting to be so popular in London now, it’s hard to believe there was a time when we all thought eating raw fish was weird. And plenty of people are making sushi themselves, which makes the publication of Yuki Gomi’s new cookbook, Sushi at Home, very timely. I don’t do much cooking myself but if you do, this is the book for you. Continue reading

Finding God in Vegetables – Shojin Cuisine

shojin cuisineFor someone who has been through three years of strict training in the art of shojin cuisine at a Zen Buddhist temple in Otsu, near Kyoto, Toshio Tanahashi is surprisingly warm and twinkly. And a bit of a showman too, if the lecture and demonstration on shojin cuisine I went to, organised by the Japan Society, is anything to go by. Continue reading