Our bloggers knew better. They embraced the clean taste, style and intricate presentation that is so uniquely and admirably Japanese. And they set their tables to appropriately show off the dishes they made. I encourage you to click through to all the blogs for their unique perspectives, more photos and, of course, the recipes.
Note: We have 3 new bloggers joining us for this leg of our tour. Please give them an especially warm welcome.
Nisrine of Dinners and Dreams is an ex-pat Morrocan living in Orlando, FL. She brings perfectly grilled miso fish skewers as she joins us for the first time.
We’re also happy to welcome Chiara and Stefano from MADrid About Food, 2 Italians living in Madrid and newbie food bloggers. Check out their delicious tuna hot pot.
Norma of Platanos, Mangos + Me! in NY shows us how to make an elegant smoked salmon sushi that’s been pressed in a oshizushi mold.
Val of More Than Burnt Toast in Vancouver made curried Chicken Katsu with a perfectly complementary zesty snap pea salad.
Cinzia of Cindystar in Lake Garda, IT bring us a selection of vegetable tempura. Check her blog for a surprise shrimp tempura.
Sally of My Custard Pie in Dubai made keema, an Indian dish embraced by Japanese families, and wrote an enchanting post called Tea Ceremonies, Happiness and Keema.
Michelle of On and Off My Plate splits her time between Denver and South Beach. She made sushi for the first time – a spicy tuna roll, one of my favorites.
Angela from AckyArt in Rome showed off a few souvenirs from Japan that she just received and made Okonomiyaki, a Japanese pancake, which she says is referred to as a ‘cook-what-you-like, the-way-you-like-it’ dish.
Oz from Kitchen Butterfly in The Netherlands had a week long love affair with her dish which she chronicles in her post, A Week in the Life of Momofuku’s Ramen, a/k/a The Noodle Diaries. It’s a must-read.
Cristina from Tutto a Occhio in Trieste, IT arrived late but I’m squeezing in her bento box so that you can get acquainted with her. She is also new to the tour. Have you ever seen heart-shaped eggs?
And, in case you missed it, FOODalogue made negamaki and daigakuimo.
Personal Note: I will be posting my 365 photo-a-day over the next week from Puerto Rico. If you’d like to take that trip with me too, subscribe to joannova.com (my photo challenge blog) by clicking here. Important…you will receive a return email asking to you to confirm the subscription which will activate the delivery.
Our culinary tour will resume on or about Sunday, February 13 “in” Thailand.