Here’s the latest and greatest from my youngest contributor, four-year old Hana (seen above sampling a dumpling). This time, she takes on something a little more involved than ants on a log but as usual, she demonstrates her ease and charm in front of the camera as she guides us through the preparation of this healthy and delicious soba. Me thinks she might have a future in this business. Enjoy!
[From Hana (as channeled by her food obsessed mom, Sari)]
Dear Uncle Clarence,
Here is my favorite meal of all time and I video’d myself for you. I even take my healthy soba to pre-school in my lunch box sometimes. My friends think “What the hell is that? It kinda stinks…” but I don’t care–it’s goood! I make it myself and thought you needed my recipe on your website. I got confused and called the Japanese yam (which my mom thinks is taro in English but maybe not?) many different things. It’s real name is “tororo” but I said, tororo, totoro and daikon and something else. They are all white and weird except for Totoro so it’s all the same.
I have no qualms in admitting that this blog is decidedly meat-centric. But, in the interest of greater balance (and healthier bowels) I’ll sometimes include an entry sans meat. So in that vein, my friend Soojin brings to you a vegetarian option: vegetarian bibimbap. “But,” you say, ” how can this classic rice dish from Korea – home of one of the great meat eating culinary traditions – hold up without meat?” Well, I’m hear to say it holds up quite well. In fact it’s delicious and Soojin’s version is rather light and refreshing if one can consider a big bowl of rice with a bunch of stuff in it light and refreshing. Click on the photo below for the full recipe and to watch Soojin prepare her delightful version of bibimbap.