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Honeyed Cashews with Kosher Salt

I just made these last night and am munching on them now. Delicious! Though I made it with half almonds/half cashews, I'd recommend sticking with only cashews...They're more tender and it makes for a nice contrast with the crunch of the honey glaze. Maybe the peanuts would work...

Feb 04, 2010
lapetitechou in Recipes

Recipe Lab Turkey-Pork Meatloaf: Final Version

Could you substitute ground chicken for the turkey in this recipe? Turkey, ground or otherwise, is pretty difficult to find in Japan.

Feb 02, 2010
lapetitechou in Recipes

Miso Veggie Dip

Hmm, I haven't seen that at the combini, but I'll give the different variations a try and let you know how they turn out!

Jun 25, 2009
lapetitechou in Japan

Miso Veggie Dip

Thanks for the suggestions! I'll try the miso/nerigoma mix and see if that's close.

It was nutty (I do think it had nerigoma in it), not sweet and a bit spicy. It's the spicy part that I can't place...I don't think they just put togarashi in the mix, but I'm not sure what other spice might be used.

Jun 23, 2009
lapetitechou in Japan

Miso Veggie Dip

Does anyone know what they put in the miso dip that comes with veggies in a cup at 7-11? I can't imagine that is is difficult to make, and I'd rather make it myself than buy it at the convenience store.

Jun 18, 2009
lapetitechou in Japan

Romantic Tokyo Restaurant

My boyfriend and I will be celebrating Valentine's a little early this year and we are planning on having dinner this weekend in Tokyo. Does anyone have recommendations for a romantic restaurant in Tokyo? We both reside in Japan, so we'd prefer non-Japanese cuisine, especially French, since we can have Japanese food whenever we'd like. Something in the $100-150 range (with wine, likely) per person would be good. Chowhounds, show me some love?

Feb 01, 2009
lapetitechou in Japan

Recommendations for a French (language) cookbook?

I am a prospective French culinary arts student. I studied French for about a year in university, but living in Japan for the last 2+ years has seriously decreased my French language ability. Thus, I've decided to buckle down and study French in terms of cooking, so I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for good French language, French cuisine cookbooks?

I haven't had a lot of experience cooking French cuisine, but since I want to go to culinary school, purchasing books that utilize more advanced techniques wouldn't be out of the question. Some books I've seen recommended in other places:

Mastering the Art of French Cooking Vol. I & II
La Methode and La Technique
La Cuisine de Marché

Thoughts on those and any other cookbooks?

Nov 17, 2008
lapetitechou in Home Cooking

Buckwheat Flour (blé noir) outside of France?

Everyone thanks for the suggestions! I'll definitely check out those shops and sites.

Steamer: I do make regular crepes, but since my boyfriend lived in Nantes, galettes have a special place in his heart, and I wanted to make him some authentic ones.

Nov 13, 2008
lapetitechou in Japan

Buckwheat Flour (blé noir) outside of France?

I'm not sure whether this is more appropriate for the France forum or the Japan one, so I'll post in both.

I am currently living in Japan with my boyfriend who previously lived in Nantes. I want to make him galettes for our anniversary, but I don't know where I can find French ingredients. I live a couple hours away from Tokyo so it would be fairly easy for me to go there to purchase it.

Does anyone know of any stores that might carry it? Or barring that, any websites that you can recommend that ship to Japan?

I would think that given how big soba (buckwheat noodles) in Japan are, that it wouldn't be too hard to find the flour, but so far, I've had no luck...

Thanks!

Nov 13, 2008
lapetitechou in Japan

Buckwheat Flour (blé noir) outside of France?

I'm not sure whether this is more appropriate for the France forum or the Japan one, so I'll post in both.

I am currently living in Japan with my boyfriend who previously lived in Nantes. I want to make him galettes for our anniversary, but I don't know where I can find French ingredients. I live a couple hours away from Tokyo so it would be fairly easy for me to go there to purchase it.

Does anyone know of any stores that might carry it? Or barring that, any websites that you can recommend that ship to Japan?

I would think that given how big soba (buckwheat noodles) in Japan are, that it wouldn't be too hard to find the flour, but so far, I've had no luck...

Thanks!

Nov 13, 2008
lapetitechou in France