Being stuck at home doesn’t mean that amazing food is off the menu. More so than ever, now’s the time to start honing those cooking skills so you can whip up enjoyable dishes without having to strain your wallet.
Growing up on Okinawa, I enjoyed papaya more often as a vegetable than as a fruit. Every once in a while, I would have some of the ripe orange fleshy fruit, but mostly it was ao papaya (blue papaya in Japanese) or green papaya we’d have at home.
Japan is divided into eight major regions with a total of forty-seven prefectures, from the Okinawa islands in the southwest to Tokyo in the east and Hokkaido in the north, each unique in their customs, sights, and food cultures.
Sometimes slaving over the stove for hours just doesn’t sound like much fun. Bust out the crockpot and have dinner ready to go when the family comes bursting through the door with cries of “I’m hungry!” Check out these recipes to get started.
I believed I can, and so I gave it my all. For people of every generation, there is no greater motivation of achieving your goals than believing you can, and no greater destroyer of dreams than convincing yourself that you can’t.