The Kids at New Years

Marty CohenFood Photography, Japanese New Year Celebration 2012

One of the most fun parts of the family being together for New Years is watching the family’s kids growing up. This year and last year we were lucky to have both Kate and Reiko here during our preparation days leading up to and including New Years Day. Scroll down to see all 3 photos and click on them to … Read More

Tuna

Marty CohenFood Photography, Japanese New Year Celebration 2012

(Click on the photo to enlarge it.) I love the color and texture of this sliced tuna (Maguro). It had been sliced to make into Nigri sushi. The photo was taken with a Canon EOS 40D, EF17-40mm f/4L lens, 1/60 sec at f/4, ISO 200 with a diffused flash bounced off the ceiling. (Scroll down, or, click on the Title … Read More

Makizushi

Marty CohenFood Photography, Japanese New Year Celebration 2012

(Click on a photo to enlarge it.) Makizushi is sushi made as rolls and then sliced. These photos show vegetable Makizushi. They are made with Kanpyo, a gourd (the brown), takuan, pickled daikon (yellow), spinach (green), shiitake mushroom (light brown), cucumber (light green) and carrot (orange). Clicking on the images will enlarge them. (Scroll down, or, click on the Title of … Read More

Preparing the Hamachi

Marty CohenFood Photography, Japanese New Year Celebration 2012

Hamachi (Yellowtail) being sliced for sushi for the New Years Day celebration. (Click on the photo to enlarge it.)Once sliced, the Hamachi waits to be made into Sushi. (Click on the photo to enlarge it.) In the center Sushi platter, the white fish is Hamachi (Yellowtail), the orange-salmon color fish is Sake (Salmon) and the red fish is Maguro (Tuna). (Click on … Read More

The New Years Table 2012

Marty CohenFood Photography, Japanese New Year Celebration 2012

(Click on the photo to enlarge it.) I thought I’d start the New Years food photos with the final result, the New Years table. Its filled with wonderfully beautiful and delicious traditional Japanese foods, mostly made by the family but there was also food brought by friends. It’s a wonderful celebration we have each year. It’s fun to be together … Read More