A strong thread lengthening from your hometown --- connects to your stomach.

Petr Vail and Aleksandr Genis



As the saying goes, "the taste of food Mother used to make," everyone recognizes the stubbornness of the familiar taste in your hometown. Nonetheless, the taste of your home, as well as curry and rice and ramen for the Japanese, cares nothing about an enclosure of "nationality". Delicious is delicious. Greediness blows up nationalism. From "Russkaya kukhnya v izgnanii (Russian Cuisine in Exile)"  written by a pair of writers who defected from Russia to the U.S. in their 20' and translated by Mitsuyoshi Numano et al.



February 28, 2016

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun