Kobe Jones - Art of Japanese Food Decoration

The Art of Japanese Food Decoration

If you’ve ever eaten Japanese food, you’ll know that visual presentation is an absolutely essential ingredient – it’s as much a part of the dining experience as the actual taste of the food. When Japanese chefs prepare their food, every aspect from the arrangement on the plate, through to the garnish on top, is carefully chosen. How do they do it? The presentation of Japanese cuisine follows key plating principles

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Kobe Jones - Japanese New Year Traditions (7)

11 Japanese New Year Traditions

New Year’s Eve is a special time for food, decorations and family, particularly in Japanese culture. Known as Oshogatsu, the Japanese festivities during the last few weeks of December and first few of early January are a mix of Shinto, Buddhist and modern ideas. Here are some of our favourite Oshogatsu traditions. 1. Susuharai The new year is all about getting rid of the old, so cleaning the home ahead

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kobejones - Health Benefits of Japanese Food

The Amazing Health Benefits of Japanese Food (and 5 Recipes for You to Try at Home!)

Japanese food makes use of a lot of ingredients tied to a longer, healthier, happier life. The cuisine as a whole is very low in fatty ingredients, packs a tonne of protein into each bite, and prioritises balance and natural flavour. Japan is a lean country, ranking 184th on Body Mass Index (Australia is ranked 28th for comparison). Translated to numbers, Japan has 3.3% of its population at risk of

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