The Kids at New Years

Marty CohenFood Photography, Japanese New Year Celebration 2013, Kids

We love having the kids come and have fun together while we’re preparing for our annual Japanese New Years celebration. This year, Reiko, Jake and Luke had a chance to do that. We have GREAT KIDS in our family and we missed the ones who couldn’t make it! If you click on the first image in the top left corner, … Read More

Sushi Variety 2013

Marty CohenFood Photography, Japanese New Year Celebration 2013, Sushi

This is a variety of the types of sushi the family made for our 2013 Japanese New Year celebration. If you click on the first one in the top left corner, it will be enlarged then you can click on the arrow beneath the enlarged image to go to the next image. The caption beneath each enlarged image will give … Read More

Ozoni 2013

Marty CohenFood Photography, Japanese New Year Celebration 2013

(To see the most detail in this image, click on it to enlarge it!) It is a common Japanese tradition to have the first meal of the New Year be Ozoni. It is a soup that always contains mochi (a Japanese rice cake made of glutinous rice pounded into paste and molded into the desired shape). It’s usually flavored by … Read More

Shiitake

Marty CohenFood Photography, Japanese New Year Celebration 2013, Sushi

(To see the most detail in this image, click on it to enlarge it!) Shiitake are native to Japan, China and Korea. They have been cultivated for over 1,000 years.Fresh and dried Shiitake mushrooms are used in a number of Japanese dishes. These had been dried when purchased, then rehydrated in water before cooking. This photograph is of the i … Read More