The town of Kuroiso might seem an unlikely candidate for one of Japan’s top coffee destinations. But Shozo Kikuchi has kicked off 30 years of community revitalization, one cafe at a time.
The phrase "ii toshi shite" can make someone chuckle or could cause offense. Make sure you use it carefully.
Summertime is the season for fresh edamame. Dress up plain white rice by cooking it in umami-packed broth made from edamame pods, and stir in the fresh beans for even more flavor.