When kids see red over eating greens

National Jun 13, 2014

When kids see red over eating greens

by Satoshi Toi

How do you get children to eat more vegetables? The Japan Vegetable Sommelier Association organized courses in Tokyo recently for youngsters aged 5 to 9 in which trained chefs tried to help them overcome their yuck instinct. It seemed to work. "I'm becoming interested in vegetables," ...

Business / Economy Jul 12, 2013

Veggie prices soar as heat, drought exact toll

by Mizuho Aoki

The scorching heat is putting an extra burden on household budgets as the drought stunts the growth of leafy vegetables, causing wholesale prices to soar 20 to 50 percent compared with recent years. The price spike, based on figures between July 1 and Wednesday, has ...

Lean, green and no hippy aftertaste

Style & Design Oct 30, 2007

Lean, green and no hippy aftertaste

by Nicholas Coldicott

Imagine a lasagna without the meat. Now drop the cheese and pasta too. Not much left? Veggie Paradise, which opened in September in Tokyo's Yoyogi Uehara neighborhood, fills in the blanks with zucchini slices in place of the pasta, fermented cashew nuts that replicate cheese, ...