I have a family emergency. I am out of town because my grandfather is in the hospital. As much as I would want to there hasn't been any cooking going on.
My thoughts and prayers for the people of Japan, Hawaii and the Pacific. If you feel moved to donate to the Red Cross relief effort please click here.
When the earthquake hit in Haiti I decided to make some Haitian traditional foods as a form of culinary solidarity, to keep their plight in my mind and as a sort of mindful living ritual. Here is a list of 100 Japanese foods everyone should try at the blog JustHungry. and a great post on Japanese basics.