Tag Archives: Kyoto

Icy or Spicy? Cooling Foods Across Cultures

Although the Bay Area doesn’t suffer the swoon-inducing heat and humidity of Japan, Peru, India or the Philippines, we can still enjoy their edible solutions for cooling relief. Some like it icy cold with mounds of shaved ice doused with syrups, while others turn to peppers and spice to induce a natural cooling response. Continue reading

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From Peaches to Persimmons: A Taste of Two Seasons (in Japan)

I tasted the essence of two seasons–summer and fall–in two fruits–white peach and persimmon–during two weeks in Kyoto, Japan. Continue reading

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Fascinating Food Adventures in Kyoto

On a visit to lovely Kyoto, I choose a hands-on approach to sample its delicacies. With the help of Kyoto Free Guides’ interpreters, I take classes in pickle, soba and sweet making and finally a five course cooking class in a home kitchen. Continue reading

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