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National Feb 11, 2009

Diplomats in Third World turn to Thai chefs

The chef at the official residence of Japanese Consul General Hiroyasu Kobayashi, 53, in Jumeirah, an exclusive neighborhood in Dubai, counts himself among the ranks of "taste diplomats" for Japan — but he's Thai. On a large table in the residence's dining room are set ...

National Oct 1, 2008

Nagano firm upholding locust-eating tradition

Harumi Tsukahara, 91, hurled 1,000 locusts weighing a total of 6 kg into a large pan, stirred them with a large rice scoop and boiled them thoroughly in soy sauce, sugar and sake for one hour. "Now, they are ready. They are less salty," she ...