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The Truth About Wasabi - What is Real Wasabi

Japanese restaurants have deceived you for years - fake vs real wasabi More Info about Wasabia Japonica: http://makesushi. org/real-wasabi-paste/ In this video.


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Many gourds and roots are knobbly wonders — fresh wasabi looks inedible until shaved on sharkskin graters to reveal luscious green flesh. Kamo eggplants, Katsura pumpkins and other local vegetable varieties are salted, malted or pickled in rice bran

OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Kyoto's Kikuichimonji offers wasabi grater made with sharkskin

Among the many local specialties available at Kyotokan, Kikuichimonji Ltd.'s wasabi grater made with sharkskin is a must-buy item for those who know the difference in quality. When the root of a wasabi plant is grated with the adequately rough surface

Wasabi: Why invest in 'the hardest plant to grow'?

The methods for eating real wasabi differ significantly from those of the powdered kind, particularly if the plant is fresh. In its most traditional preparation, the root is stood on a grater made of a piece of sharkskin stapled to a wooden paddle

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The glorious Sheats-Goldstein residence juts out of tropical LA fauna into the sun with unashamed glittering brilliance and angular arrogance. An alien abode containing no 90 º angles or painted objects, it built from concrete, glass, stone and leather. I have loved it for decades and always wanted to visit it. Depending on how it is viewed, it seemed to hover and float next to the trees and flora, from other perspectives it seems to be reaching out like one of Ray Bradbury’s haunted Martian... I have struggled a little in the past with Olfactive Studio’s concept of marrying a photographic image to a perfume. In theory I love it, two artforms I have huge passion for, both of them essentially mirrors of emotion, canvases of development and desire. Olfactive Studio is the brainchild of the lovely Céline Verleure, a woman of multifarious talents, driven by a passion for excellence and innovation. She worked chez Kenzo and collaborated with Dominique Ropion and Jean-Louis Sieuzac on the plummy sandalwood wonder that is , a scent I still forage about for on Duty Free shelves. I used to go through bottles of it. Now I’m not so sure I even like it but I have to have it my collection or else I kinda panic. A second scent Flash Back is very interesting, again very cold, hanging on two vibrant notes of rhubarb and a quite specific Granny Smith apple recreation. It is a memory scent of childhood, of harvest, summer and baking filtered through a twisted modern idiom of aromachemical manipulation. What seems real is in fact effect. A rhubarb tart so real, it is holographic in its steady humming intensity. The scent is matched by a what at first glance looks like a highly pixelated capture from CCTV footage, someone searching for the face of a loved one amid a crowd. The image is by Laurent Segretier, a French artist who uses the vagaries and random effects of digital film to create work that flickers and tugs at our notions of identity. The smeared visage could raise memories or questions or simply slide away into time. All good scent is a question of raising ghosts and Ombre Indigo. I love its fumy tuberose and tactile resins. The heart is paper and leather, all texture, glimpsed in darkness, by the light of a single bare bulb swinging back and forth in a windowless room. One of my friends said it smells like burnt VCR tape, which is a fabulous description of its dirty kick-off. The definition of panorama is the point looking out over a view when everything before you drops away from mere perspective, coalescing sharply into magnificence. Miguel Sandinha’s sci-fi tinted image of the Sheats-Goldstein house catches this fabulous moment of wow with lush green power. The glass and concrete corner of the seating area juts provocatively out into the airy void, floating over the seemingly tropical morass below. The house was designed by architect John Lautner and built between 1961-1963 for Paul and Helen Sheats, an expert in child education and his wife who was an artist. They lived in the finished house for a number of years with their five children. Helen cleverly had windows installed in the pool so she could watch the children playing while she worked in her studio/study. Subsequent owners did not care for the house in the quite the same way and when the rather mesmerising and James F Goldstein acquired the property in 1972, it was in a state of sacrilegious neglect. He set about a long intensive programme of structural remodelling with Lautner and later, after Lautner’s death, with Duncan Nicolson who worked in Lautner’s office. A lot of work was done internally to enhance the existing features, modernising the original structure without compromising the visionary concept. Goldstein requested Lautner to design all the fitting as well, carpets, furniture, lighting etc so there was no visible in the aesthetics. Goldstein commissioned landscape designer Eric Nagelmann to create a unique microclimate to cocoon the house, inspired by the tropical flora of Tahiti or Bali. This has worked beautifully with Lautner’s edges and planes, producing a series of shadowed enclaves and quiet.

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Shark Skin Grater: Item #: TK-606-04: Size: Shark skin is the favored material for grating wasabi. The abrasive surface is ideal for breaking down the dense texture ...

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These authentic wooden Samegawa sharkskin graters are made in Japan and are ideal for preparing small amounts of wasabi in commercial kitchens or for use at home.

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Sharkskin Wasabi Grater. Sushi chefs in Japan swear by this tool: a piece of durable, rough-textured sharkskin that's mounted on a wooden paddle.

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Rachel's Wasabi Cocktail Sauce
Ingredients:brown sugar, ketchup, lime juice, wasabi

Crunchy Wasabi Salmon with Lime
Ingredients:lime juice, lime, lime, olive oil, cabbage, wasabi

Wasabi Mashed Potatoes
Ingredients:butter, heavy cream, potato, salt, wasabi, water

Wasabi Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe
Ingredients:chicken, cucumber, garlic, green pepper, green onion, mayonnaise, celery, romaine lettuce, onions, rotini, salt, lemon juice, rice vinegar, soy sauce, salad dressing, wasabi

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Quick bites: The art of wasabi
11/07/14, via Financial Times

which are made of shark’s skin glued to a piece of wood. They can been found in Kappabashi, the district of Tokyo now known as “Kitchen Town”. The more such a grater is used, the softer it becomes and the creamier the resultant wasabi paste.

Local entities wage charm offensive at tourism expo in Tokyo
09/27/14, via The Asahi Shimbun

One of the world’s largest tourism trade shows now under way in Tokyo is offering municipalities across Japan a perfect opportunity to pitch their charms to foreign travel agencies to drum up tourism. Japan has set a goal of drawing 20 million foreign ...

BBC: Most Japanese Restaurant Customers Have Never Had Real Wasabi
09/20/14, via The Latin Post

And eating the wasabi involves simply grating it and eating it, compared to the powdered kind. If the plant is fresh, the root is pushed on a grater made of a piece of sharkskin stapled to a wooden paddle, and using a circular, clockwise motion ...

Chicken, Aji, Toro sashimi with wasabi root and sharkskin grater
Chicken, Aji, Toro sashimi with wasabi root and sharkskin grater

No wasabi from tubes and squeezebags here, folks: the real root and a paddle with sharkskin to grind into wasabi paste by hand. FYI: The chicken sashimi came from the chicken's tenderloin, impervious to salmonella and is quite sanitary and delicious.

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