Drink

Otoso: A Forgotten Japanese New Year Tradition


This spiced brew of sake and mirin was once sipped for good health during new year celebrations, but these days, could do with some more supporters. 



Drink

Otoso Recipe by Verseau


Misa Murata of medicinal herb specialist, Verseau, creates a modern otoso recipe using local ingredients.

“With the coming of the new year, I feel like otoso nourishes me not only in my body but also in my mind.”



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A Very Aussie Christmas



Large ham, potato salads, an assortment of ripe and juicy fruit, prawns, fried rice, barbecued anything and everything. Alana Dimou explores what makes an Aussie Christmas.




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A Christmas Gift from Mexico


Ponche Navideño is a traditional Mexican drink for Christmas. Guadalajara poet Fatima Ortiz has gifted us a recipe and poem for this fruity, festive, merlot-hued brew.




Farm

Shinmai (new rice) season in Japan is about more than just rice


In Japan, the seasons and spirituality speak through rice fields.


Recipe

 Shinmai risotto


Make the most of shinmai (new rice) season in Japan with this creamy, gentle risotto that has little bits of punch.
Recipe

Buckwheat Blinis Two Ways


Ideal for entertaining and a special brunch: Salmlon, creme fraiche, dill / Maple-poached pears with spiced ricotta



APPETITE noun

ap·pe·tite |  ˈa-pə-ˌtīt
1: any of the instinctive desires necessary to keep up organic life especially: the desire to eat.
2a: an inherent craving b: TASTE, PREFERENCE
Merriam-Webster

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