Okay, how embarrassing is this page to write? I haven’t the foggiest idea what to say about myself.
So here are the facts; I was born in Tokyo, Japan and raised partly there and in the United States. I now make my home in London with my American husband and two kids.
I’ll add more interesting things about me as I think of them.
I have noticed that people are actually looking at this page, so I feel compelled to add some more things. My dad was an expat and we got transferred to the States when I was 6. From then, every 5 years, we would go back and forth from the US to Japan until I got to college in New York. When he was transferred back after my freshman year, I got to stay by making the argument that for once in my life I would like to graduate with the class I started. So after graduating from college, I went back to Tokyo (somehow couldn’t get a visa as a medieval studies major, go figure) and worked in Tokyo.
I got transferred to New York (see, even without my dad, I keep going back and forth) married my college boyfriend and settled in New York and suburbs. Had two kids, thought this was my life until hubby got transferred to Tokyo. My nomadic life continued when after 4 years in Tokyo, he took a job in London. After 6 moves in 8 years, we are finally settled, I hope. No plans to move for awhile.
So obviously I am Japanese but not really brought up in Japan. My mom is a great cook and she taught me well, after all, hers is a generation where girls needed to learn to keep house. I love to eat and I must admit after I began living on my own, Japanese food was something I only made for special occasions. But that changed with the birth of my kids. I made their baby food and it felt very natural for it to be Japanese. I guess it is comfort food for me and it is what I wanted to pass on to my kids. The clean flavours, the simple ingredients and preparation are what I love most about Japanese food. But above all, it is soul food for me and I hope to share that with you.