Dear Friends and Family,
Your encouragement, pressure and pestering have finally paid off. Welcome to yet another food blog. My hope is that Persimmons and Chestnuts will serve a dual purpose: one, to be a place where anyone with an interest in all things Asian can get a little taste of home. Second, this is for anyone who has ever sat in an office staring at your computer screen and thought to yourself “I love food, maybe I should quit my job and become a chef” … let the fun begin!
Love the blog – and the subtitle too. But as a Japanese person, I must say I was surprised to find out that the concept of “umami” has been turned into science! I had to shake my head at the Wikipedia entry.