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Untangling My Chopsticks by Victoria Abbott Riccardi
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Mar 04, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: japan, biographies-and-memoirs, 2011-reads
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message 6: by Wendy (new) - added it

Wendy I've marked this TBR because Kyoto is definitely one of the places we want to visit while living here!


message 5: by Lee (new) - rated it 2 stars

Lee Oh Wendy, you are lucky!!!!!!!!
It's the place I most want to visit in Japan.


message 4: by Ginny (new)

Ginny Messina I ate at that tofu restaurant in Kyoto that was founded around 350 years ago to serve Buddhist monks. It was amazing! (And really good freshly-made tofu.)


message 3: by Lee (new) - rated it 2 stars

Lee Ooooh, I'm so jealous! I will go one day.

I got a little turned off while reading this book when I read about the author eating and enjoying the cruncy, little sparrow heads.


message 2: by Ginny (new)

Ginny Messina Yes, I noticed that you weren't too enthused about this book! I was actually a little disappointed at first in Kyoto because it's a pretty big city and was much more urban than I anticipated--so that the temples were all next to modern high-rise buildings. But once I got over that, it was wonderful. And the Buddhist tofu restaurant(which was vegan, of course --no sparrow heads!), was high on my list of things I wanted to do in Japan--and it lived up to my expectations. And since it's been there for 350 years, it will still be there when you eventually get to Japan, Lee!


message 1: by Lee (new) - rated it 2 stars

Lee Yay! It sounds like a wonderful place to visit. I had a book out from the library last year called The Enlightened Kitchen: Fresh Vegetable Dishes from the Temples of Japan which sparked my interest in Japanese Temple Cuisine. I should check it out again.


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