Kanda in the Kitchen II: Soft French Bread

Although the crust doesn’t get as crispy with regular French bread, the crumb structure is very similar to it. Depending on the size of your breads, could make anywhere from 4-6 mini loaves. I usually double the recipe to make 8 lunch-sized loaves. Difficulty: 2 stars (**) It’s difficult when first making bread since you’ll…

Off Shot I: Kanda at the JCCH

A brief explanation: ‘Off-Shot’ is the Japanese way to say ‘Behind The Scenes,’ or deleted scenes which didn’t make the edit. This category will feature such material: usually asides, shots I thought may have been better, or other details I didn’t get to include. For this initial one, here is a collection of five shots…

Extras: Tanka II

Romaji: Kumo no nai hateshinai sora miagetara aenu anata to tsunagatte iru (This won a poetry prize in 2012.)