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The end of the season for clémentines de Corse....spring is coming #dailypic

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Wed, 2014-03-12 17:53
The end of the season for clémentines de Corse....spring is coming #dailypic

Come back to me....#dailypic

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Tue, 2014-03-11 19:19
Come back to me....#dailypic

Come back to me....#dailypic

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Come back to me....#dailypic

Continuing my exploration of the new bakery, Their dark and sour rye bread #dail...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Mon, 2014-03-10 22:38
Continuing my exploration of the new bakery, Their dark and sour rye bread #dailypic

Not snow but snow #dailypic

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Sun, 2014-03-09 18:13
Not snow but snow #dailypic

Yesterday I mentioned an author called Shotaro Ikenami, a very popular author of...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Fri, 2014-03-07 15:31
Yesterday I mentioned an author called Shotaro Ikenami, a very popular author of historical fiction, mostly set in the Edo and Sengoku periods. His 3 most famous series are set in the late 18th-early 19th centuries (so mid-late-ish Edo period) and they all have lots of mentions of food. The author said in an interview that he uses food in his stories to indicate the season as much as anything, since in those times before industrialized agriculture and refrigeration, freezing etc. people could only eat things that were in season. I do really plan to do a more in-depth essay or so about him because he was a really interesting writer. ^^

Anyway...although many of his works were turned into TV series or movies, the most successful one was probably the late 90s-early 00s version of Onihei Hankacho, a crime procedural set in early 19th century Edo (Tokyo). If I recall, almost all episodes had a serious foodie segment. The series also had this great ending depicting the 4 seasons in old Edo. The music is Inspiration by The Cipsy Kings, which matches surprisingly well to the Edo scenery.


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Just a little restaurant in Edo #dailypic

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Thu, 2014-03-06 21:03
Just a little restaurant in Edo #dailypic

A couple of thoughts about the last 2 pics I posted... I post them because the...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Wed, 2014-03-05 21:51
A couple of thoughts about the last 2 pics I posted...

I post them because they come from great little shops in our area, who make honest, in-house bread or sweets. However, it's not like all French bakeries (boulangers) and pastry shops (patisseries) are automatically good...we have some pretty mediocre ones, not to mention the ever present supermarkets and hypermarkets and such... The bakery below just opened a couple of months ago, and unlike some other new bakeries in the area that have opened in recent times they are a real mom and pop place. Unfortunately the most popular bakery in the area has obviously factory-produced (although baked in-house) dough...they are popular though because they are in a convenient location and have parking. C'est la vie... even in France. ^_^;

Another bread with an aggressive crust...this one has candied ginger and citrus...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Wed, 2014-03-05 21:44
Another bread with an aggressive crust...this one has candied ginger and citrus peel in it. Good French bakers make good bread ^_^ #dailypic (extra one since Instagram wasn't working for me yesterday )

From a wonderful patisserie in town called Peyrerol. Not a Mont Blanc, a Mont Ve...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Wed, 2014-03-05 21:21
From a wonderful patisserie in town called Peyrerol. Not a Mont Blanc, a Mont Ventoux ^_^ #dailypic

Today is Girls's day or Peach Festival in Japan (March 3rd). Here's a typical di...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Mon, 2014-03-03 12:28
Today is Girls's day or Peach Festival in Japan (March 3rd). Here's a typical dish that's served, hamaguri-zushi or clamshell-shaped sushi. (No clams in it though, and you can make it quite easily if you have egg + rice + filling. ^_^)

http://www.justhungry.com/shell-shaped-sushi-hamaguri-zushi-girls-festival


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The logo on the bags of the new bakery in the neighborhood #dailypic

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Sun, 2014-03-02 21:30
The logo on the bags of the new bakery in the neighborhood #dailypic

Inspecting the innards of the standard baguette from a new bakery in the neighbo...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Sat, 2014-03-01 17:01
Inspecting the innards of the standard baguette from a new bakery in the neighborhood ^_^ #dailypic

Sticky sticky natto article in the Japan Times

recently on just hungry - Fri, 2014-02-28 10:47

Sticky slimy smelly goodness - and it’s good for you too.

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S&B Foods (they make spices and herbs and things, e.g. curry powder), has an ado...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Thu, 2014-02-27 21:42
S&B Foods (they make spices and herbs and things, e.g. curry powder), has an adorable series of animated GIFs called OhaSupa, to promote the use of spices for breakfast dishes mainly. Here's one where Papriika convinces Parsley-kun that she's not hot and angry like Haba(nero) and Chili. They then collaborate to make cream cheese on toast with paprika and parsley. Check out the rest of the series for an overdose of kawaii. ^_^



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Photo from an NHK program about "regional cuisine" (gotouchi gurume). Inexpensiv...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Wed, 2014-02-26 23:07
Photo from an NHK program about "regional cuisine" (gotouchi gurume). Inexpensive regional cuisine is being used enthusiastically by many regions/towns/etc. on Japan to draw in tourists. The photo is of yakisoba (pan fried noodles) with potatoes, from Tochigi.

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Hi everyone. I'm still not doing too well but at least I'm getting better. ^_^ A...

Facebook JustBento-JustHungry - Tue, 2014-02-25 22:27
Hi everyone. I'm still not doing too well but at least I'm getting better. ^_^ And there's just a day left on this discount from Casabento so...! (For US and UK orders only)


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Still very sick with flu ...so another pic of Ken Watanabe in a 1990s tv series, Gokenin Zankuro. This is one of his career defining roles, and shows his chops as a comic actor. #day44 #dailypic

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Still very sick with flu ...so another pic of Ken Watanabe in a 1990s tv series, Gokenin Zankuro. This is one of his career defining roles, and shows his chops as a comic actor. #day44 #dailypic

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#day44,#dailypic,

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I haven't been able to do much of anything or go out, so this is just a random photo of my hand mirror ^_^; #day42 #dailypic

Instagram - Wed, 2014-02-19 14:00

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I haven't been able to do much of anything or go out, so this is just a random photo of my hand mirror ^_^; #day42 #dailypic

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#day42,#dailypic,

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