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In part because she's been thinking of little else this week, Kim O'Donnel is bringing the subject of Japan to her Table Talk chat, this Thursday, March 17, at 10 a.m. PT, 1 p.m. ET. 

Do you cook Japanese food — or would you like to? Join Kim for a one-hour, online chat about Japanese foods and cooking — and whatever else comes up.

Kim, a trained chef and [/books/collections/allbooks/themeatloversmeatlesscookbook "cookbook author,"] will be on hand to give cooking advice too, so bring your how-to questions as well. Sign up below to receive an email reminder of the chat.

See you Thursday, right here.

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 </div><div id="mainchat" class="mainchat"><div class="cileventholder"><div id="row145991748" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">9:55</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt145991748">Coming up at the top of the hour: A tribute to all things Japanese, in the wake of the catastrophe in Japan. Join us for the conversation.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">9:55&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row145995198" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:05</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt145995198">This time last week, life in Japan was as normal as it gets.  Hours later, everything would change with a historic 9.0 earthquake, resulting tsunami, dozens of aftershocks and a nuclear crisis that refuses to quiet.  So many of us on the other side of the Pacific are wringing our hands over the endless devastation and what we can do to help.  So let's talk. Share your recipes, reports from friends and loved ones, stories and your thoughts on how to pay tribute to Japan. I'm all eyes and ears.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:05&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row145995224" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:05</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From mamster </span><span class="nocommentfrom">mamster :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt145995224">Hi, Kim! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:05&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">mamster </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row145995644" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:06</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt145995644">Hey Mamster, nice to have you on board today.  Got a favorite recipe to share or tip on how to help disaster victims out? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:06&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row145996228" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:08</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From mamster </span><span class="nocommentfrom">mamster :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt145996228">I wish I could do something to help. Iris and I made an all-time great sukiyaki this week. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:08&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">mamster </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row145996639" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:09</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt145996639">Awesome. I think cooking is one of the best tributes of all. I know it's not money in the donation bank, but it's a way of creating good vibrations.  Can you give some pointers on how to make a kick-butt sukiyaki? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:09&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row145996712" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:09</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jill, The Veggie Queen </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jill, The Veggie Queen :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt145996712">Only know a few people there and they are OK. But it's a big mess obviously. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:09&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jill, The Veggie Queen </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row145997222" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:10</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt145997222">Hey Jill, thanks for joining. I imagine one of the people you're referring to is Elizabeth Andoh, cookbook author and teacher. She sent an email newsletter letting folks know she is safe but as to be imagined, life is completely upside down.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:10&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row145997276" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:10</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jill, The Veggie Queen </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jill, The Veggie Queen :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt145997276">I am recommending that people here eat more sea vegetables, miso, and mushrooms (sorry Kim) plus cruciferous  vegetables to help combat andy rise in floating rradiation. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:10&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jill, The Veggie Queen </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row145997857" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:11</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt145997857">Jill, I'm sorry too that I can't eat mushrooms!  That's a great action item. Speaking of proactive stuff, how many of you have an emergency readiness kit? We are finally getting our act together here on that front.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:11&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row145997897" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:11</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From mamster </span><span class="nocommentfrom">mamster :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt145997897">Sure. I have a recipe on Culinate somewhere. In short: use good, marbled, thin-sliced beef. Shirataki noodles. Lots of napa cabbage. Broiled tofu. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:11&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">mamster </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row145997948" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:11</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From mamster </span><span class="nocommentfrom">mamster :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt145997948">And cooking the meat at the table is fun. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:11&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">mamster </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row145998567" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:13</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt145998567">Thanks, Mamster!  Have you heard any news on the Seattle front what's happening in the way of fund raising? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:13&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row145998624" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:13</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jill, The Veggie Queen </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jill, The Veggie Queen :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt145998624">Yes, one is Elizabeth. I hear, though, that people we are speaking of people in Japan that they are still somewhat orderly amid chaos. Not hte American way. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:13&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jill, The Veggie Queen </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row145999245" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:15</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt145999245">I heard an interview yesterday on NPR w/ a woman who was sorting through trash for recycling, that thinking about her collapsed house was too much to bear and so she said (thru an interpreter) that she plans to stay at a community center for time being and make order out of chaos.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:15&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row145999314" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:15</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From mamster </span><span class="nocommentfrom">mamster :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt145999314">Kim, I hate to be the one to say this, but there is no way to donate money that will directly help Japan. <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/16/world/asia/16charity.html" target="blank" >http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/16/world/asia/16charity.html</a> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:15&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">mamster </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row145999780" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:16</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt145999780">Mamster, we're all for transparency here. This very topic is something I've been thinking about over the past few days.   </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:16&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row145999869" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:16</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From mamster </span><span class="nocommentfrom">mamster :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt145999869">A general-purpose donation to the Red Cross or Doctors Without Borders is always a good thing, of course. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:16&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">mamster </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row145999938" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:16</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jill, The Veggie Queen </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jill, The Veggie Queen :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt145999938">Kim, my sister who has food storage reminded me about doing so. I have plenty around, should I need it. I do, though, have to replenish and update my water supply and keep my stoves fueled and at the ready. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:16&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jill, The Veggie Queen </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146000394" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:17</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146000394">See Jill, I hadn't even thought about portable stove. So smart. I was just thinking about immediate water, flashlight, etc, but a portable burner makes so much sense.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:17&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146000946" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:19</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146000946">Here in Seattle (and in Oregon), we're long overdue for a major earthquake, and so many of us are simply unprepared. guilty as charged.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:19&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146001008" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:19</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jill, The Veggie Queen </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jill, The Veggie Queen :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146001008">Burner is great if you want to cook or at least have coffee or tea. I use the butane burners for cooking demos and they work well.. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:19&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jill, The Veggie Queen </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146001273" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:19</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146001273">I know these burners all too well for demos & have overlooked their utility for emergency use. Yes indeed.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:19&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146002027" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:21</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146002027">I have yet to find out if the big Asian grocery here in Seattle, Uwajimaya, is planning any kind of fund raiser, or if they'd have thoughts on how to get money spent on a very local level.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:21&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146002846" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:23</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146002846">Elizabeth Andoh's books, including the most recent, Kanshu -- which is vegetarian focused.  What other Japanese cookbooks do folks like to use? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:23&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146002924" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:23</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeann in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeann in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146002924">I'm here!  Sorry for being late! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:23&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeann in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146003102" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:24</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146003102">Hey Jeanne! Welcome. Got a favorite japanese drink or eat to share? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:24&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146003156" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:24</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From mamster </span><span class="nocommentfrom">mamster :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146003156">The problem, Kim, is that Japan is a very wealthy country and has already committed to spending whatever it takes to rebuild. That's not to take a rosy view of the competence of the Japanese government, but there's no way you or I can figure out a better way to get our money to the right people. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:24&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">mamster </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146003236" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:24</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From mamster </span><span class="nocommentfrom">mamster :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146003236">I'd strongly encourage anyone who wants to donate money to give an unrestricted donation to an established aid organization. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:24&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">mamster </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146003434" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:25</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146003434">Good insight, Mamster.  You should be writing a post about this! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:25&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146003485" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:25</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From mamster </span><span class="nocommentfrom">mamster :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146003485">Ooh, Japanese cookbooks. The best is still Shizuo Tsuji's Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:25&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">mamster </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146003630" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:25</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From mamster </span><span class="nocommentfrom">mamster :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146003630">But my favorite in recent years is Tadashi Ono and Harris Salat's Japanese Hot Pots. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:25&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">mamster </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146003930" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:26</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146003930">Tadashi Ono is great! I have that book, should pull it out. I was also thinking about tea....faves? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:26&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146004021" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:26</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From mamster </span><span class="nocommentfrom">mamster :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146004021">An incredible book: almost every recipe in it can be made in about half an hour, and they're fantastically delicious. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:26&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">mamster </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146004146" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:26</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From redweather. </span><span class="nocommentfrom">redweather. :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146004146">here's a post from apartment therapy on how to create a food store that would last for a year - <a href="http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/how-to/how-to-start-a-food-storage-on-10-a-week-138765" target="blank" >http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/how-to/how-to-start-a-food-storage-on-10-a-week-138765</a> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:26&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">redweather. </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146004372" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:27</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146004372">Hey redweather, thanks for this. Good stuff that we all need to become better versed at, including yours truly.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:27&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146004432" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:27</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From mamster </span><span class="nocommentfrom">mamster :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146004432">Favorite teas or favorite books about tea? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:27&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">mamster </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146004803" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:28</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146004803">Either! I'm thinking about the Heiss's book -- The Story of Tea. Wonderful resource.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:28&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146005323" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:29</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146005323">Genmaicha is one of my favorite green teas. Perhaps I should make a pot this afternoon & have a little meditation.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:29&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146005394" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:29</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146005394">Tea, you're talking my language. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:29&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146005458" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:29</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From mamster </span><span class="nocommentfrom">mamster :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146005458">That's the one I was going to mention, too. Fabulous book. I love it when someone sets out to write THE book on a subject and succeeds. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:29&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">mamster </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146005709" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:30</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146005709">The Heiss's are great people, too. I learned how to brew tea from their first book.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:30&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146005785" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:30</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146005785">Mamster (hi!), I will check out that cookbook.  I am woefully deficient in Japanese cookbooks. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:30&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146005867" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:30</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From mamster </span><span class="nocommentfrom">mamster :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146005867">Oh, here's something specific I'm planning to do. My favorite place to buy tea is from <a href="http://o-cha.com" target="blank" >o-cha.com</a>, which is in Iwaki City, in Fukushima. They're out of commission at the moment, obviously, but the owner of the company is fine and is determined to reopen. When he does, I'm planning to put in a big order. My favorite tea of theirs is the Kagoshima Sencha Sae Midori. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:30&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">mamster </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146006227" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:31</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146006227">Mamster, this is a GREAT idea. Can you please let us know when they do re-open? I bet many of us would join you in this effort.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:31&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146006272" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:31</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146006272">OK, the Story of Tea goes on the list, too. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:31&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146006473" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:31</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146006473">Jeanne, The  Story of Tea is not only beautifully photographed but is a great work of scholarship. Probably the best book on tea out there.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:31&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146006561" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:31</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146006561">Can I just say that my dad used to live in Japan and it has a special place in my heart?  I am devastated by what's happened. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:31&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146007136" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:33</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146007136">Jeanne, did you ever get there because of your dad's travels? Were there things he'd bring back that got you aquainted with the culture? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:33&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146007172" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:33</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From mamster </span><span class="nocommentfrom">mamster :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146007172">Yeah, I'm sure I'll mention it on Twitter, at the very least. @mamster </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:33&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">mamster </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146007747" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:34</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146007747">My most intimate connection with Japan comes out of my days teaching ESL in the early 90s. I had several Japanese students, many of them business execs but also wives of execs.  They all opened their hearts to me in some way.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:34&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146007788" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:34</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From mamster </span><span class="nocommentfrom">mamster :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146007788">I am too, Jeanne. I went to Japan for the first time last year and began what I hope will be a lifelong relationship with the country. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:34&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">mamster </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146007848" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:35</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146007848">Yes, I spent a fair amount of time there.  That's where I learned to use chopsticks!  We visited him for long periods of time. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:35&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146008202" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:35</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146008202">I have a beautiful and amazing kimono that I used to wear there.  And i loved the socks with the toe shoe indentation. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:35&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146008868" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:37</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146008868">I was about to move there in the early 90s to continue teaching in Honshu.  Life got in the way, but it's always been on my mind to go.   </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:37&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146008901" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:37</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146008901">Mamster: and your daughter went with you, yes?  Lucky girl!! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:37&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146009114" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:37</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146009114">Have any of you ever made Japanese sweets? I've always been curious... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:37&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146009153" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:37</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From mamster </span><span class="nocommentfrom">mamster :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146009153">That's right, Jeanne. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:37&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">mamster </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146009295" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:38</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From mamster </span><span class="nocommentfrom">mamster :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146009295">I've eaten Japanese sweets but have never made them. I believe there's someone who gives classes in Seattle. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:38&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">mamster </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146009404" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:38</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146009404">I have to say, you hear about the Japanese being reserved and strict, and they are.  But I so clearly remember all the Japanese, from the strict businessmen to the Sumo wrestlers, being so kind.  I think they were charmed by an American girl who was eager to embrace their culture. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:38&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146009975" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:39</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146009975">Jeanne, I had a similar experience when teaching. At first, my students were very reserved. Then they let go. They invited the teachers to their home to cook. They were goofy, eager to learn language and culture. It was an important time for me.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:39&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146010021" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:40</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146010021">There's a bakery in Seattle (in the Tangletown area) that is a combo of Japanese and French pastries.  Hiro (maybe)?  Let me go look it up. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:40&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146010495" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:41</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146010495">It's actually Hiroki.  If you're in Seattle, go check it out. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:41&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146010886" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:42</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146010886">Cool.Thanks for sharing, Jeanne. There are so many interesting Japanese nuggets here in Seattle.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:42&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146010927" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:42</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146010927">Japanese sweets....say, that's another area that I look forward to experimenting on with gluten-free! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:42&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146011166" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:42</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146011166">I imagine gluten-free baking would be a great partner with Japanese sweets... </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:42&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146011450" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:43</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146011450">Sake -- who drinks it? Faves?<br/>And Japanese soy sauce -- favorite brand? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:43&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146012323" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:45</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146012323">Sigh, soy sauce I miss you.  We were using a gluten-free form of tamari (a more mellow soy sauce), San-J.  They my daughter was diagnosed with a soy allergy.  No more soy sauce for us.  Bleh. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:45&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146012775" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:46</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146012775">That  is a major bummer, Jeanne. San-J seems to be the most commonly available tamari in the US. Any others I'm missing? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:46&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146012870" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:46</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From mamster </span><span class="nocommentfrom">mamster :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146012870">Sake: My favorite inexpensive sake is Hakutsuru, either the draft (very cheap and surprisingly good) or the junmai ginjo (only a little pricier and very good). </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:46&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">mamster </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146013039" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:46</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From mamster </span><span class="nocommentfrom">mamster :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146013039">Jeanne, the good news is you can still have fish sauce, right? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:46&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">mamster </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146013118" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:47</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146013118">I don't drink too much sake, but I have friends who have elevated it to an art form.  They have the whole set, and they savor it.  I have a set somewhere around, but I don't use it much. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:47&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146013308" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:47</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146013308">Mamster, do you ever cook with sake?  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:47&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146013555" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:48</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From mamster </span><span class="nocommentfrom">mamster :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146013555">I do. I have on my to-do list to make Melissa Clark's sake-steamed chicken from last week's NYT food section. Let me find the link. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:48&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">mamster </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146013815" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:48</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146013815">Now that would be a great culinary tribute! Sake-steamed chicken or fish or veg...like that idea.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:48&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146013876" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:48</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From mamster </span><span class="nocommentfrom">mamster :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146013876"><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/09/dining/09apperex.html" target="blank" >http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/09/dining/09apperex.html</a> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:48&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">mamster </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146013926" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:48</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146013926">Mamster: yes!  I still check labels like crazy.  Also, I just made a soy-sauce-without-soy recipe.  The base is mushrooms.  It's tasty. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:48&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146014169" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:49</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146014169">How resourceful of you, Jeanne! You must share those details at some point. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:49&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146014390" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:49</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146014390">So many restaurant/shops in town are having special events now to raise money for Japan.  Tonight one of my favorite gourmet food/wine shops is having a wine tasting to raise fund.  I think this grass roots thing is awesome. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:49&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146014820" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:50</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146014820">In Seattle, I had heard that Oddfellows donated 100 percent of its sales the other night to a fund, but don't know which one. Heard about something going on at Boat Street Cafe. What else? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:50&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146014869" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:51</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146014869">Kim: I didn't develop the recipe.  I found it online at Wicked Good Dinner.  I love it when folks get super-creative and create something delicious.  It's not super-soy-y, but it tastes good and adds that salty + umami kick to things. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:51&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146015104" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:51</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146015104">That's really what you need -- the umami quotient. Glad you've been able to find an alternative! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:51&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146015213" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:51</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146015213">Picnic, up on Greenwood, is the one having a wine tasting to benefit Japan. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:51&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146015482" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:52</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146015482">Just remembered that the Cherry Blossom festival in DC is coming up. Bittersweet this year.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:52&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146015684" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:52</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From mamster </span><span class="nocommentfrom">mamster :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146015684">Yes, hanami in Seattle is coming up too. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:52&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">mamster </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146015784" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:52</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From mamster </span><span class="nocommentfrom">mamster :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146015784">On the quad at UW, in a couple weeks, whenever the blossoms are at their height. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:52&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">mamster </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146016055" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:53</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146016055">I have yet to do that since moving to Seattle a few years ago. It's now on my to-do list! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:53&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146016131" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:53</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Culinaria Eugenius </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Culinaria Eugenius :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146016131">Hello and OT re: soy sauce, I use imported Kikkoman.  WAY different than the domestic brand, and always available at Asian groceries. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:53&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Culinaria Eugenius </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146016354" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:54</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146016354">Culinaria Eugenius -- is the imported Kikkoman labeled diferently?  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:54&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146016411" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:54</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146016411">Yes, the cherry blossoms on the UW Quad are amazing.  Lovely. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:54&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146016631" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:54</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146016631">I went to an amazing dinner in DC a few years ago hosted by Kikkoman. Many did they pull out the stops.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:54&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146016817" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:55</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Culinaria Eugenius </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Culinaria Eugenius :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146016817">Yes, and it's a different bottle (larger and plastic).  I think I may have a photo somewhere on my blog.  I'll look it up. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:55&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Culinaria Eugenius </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146016850" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:55</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146016850">Also, can we talk properly made Japanese rice?  I'm still learning how to do it well, but I'm getting better and better.  I use it to create cute Bento box lunches for my daughter. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:55&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146017169" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:55</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146017169">Yes please! Boiled or made in a rice cooker? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:55&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146017262" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:56</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From mamster </span><span class="nocommentfrom">mamster :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146017262">I like the imported Kikkoman at lot, too. <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kikkomanlitrebottles.jpg" target="blank" >http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kikkomanlitrebottles.jpg</a> The one on the left is what I buy. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:56&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">mamster </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146017357" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:56</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Culinaria Eugenius </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Culinaria Eugenius :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146017357">That must have been sweet. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:56&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Culinaria Eugenius </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146017785" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:57</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146017785">Culinaria, it was a seriously swanky event, one that has gone unrivalled ever since! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:57&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146017813" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:57</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146017813">Rice cooker.  I keep working and working at it. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:57&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146017865" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:57</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From mamster </span><span class="nocommentfrom">mamster :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146017865">What kind of rice do you start with, Jeanne? I have gotten hooked on the more expensive short-grain, like Tamaki Gold or Nozomi brands. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:57&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">mamster </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146017923" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:57</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146017923">I have to say, one my daughter's favorite snacks from babyhood is onigiri--rice balls.  Yumm. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:57&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146018068" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:57</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146018068">Jeanne, do you season with gomasio? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:57&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146018118" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:57</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From mamster </span><span class="nocommentfrom">mamster :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146018118">My daughter is crazy for onigiri, too. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:57&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">mamster </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146018223" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:58</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146018223">Mamster: I've been jumping around.  I will check out those brands. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:58&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146018355" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:58</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146018355">We do season with gomasio--one of her favorite seasonings! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:58&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146018565" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:58</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146018565">Here in Seattle, World Spice makes a delicious gomasio, with both black and lighter sesame seeds, fyi. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:58&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146018636" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:59</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From mamster </span><span class="nocommentfrom">mamster :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146018636">I read this article about life in Tokyo after the quake, and one man was quoted saying that after his first 90 minutes walking home, he got hungry and went into a convenience store for onigiri, but they were already out. And I smiled because that's what I would have gone for, too. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:59&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">mamster </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146018884" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:59</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146018884">Sweet. Sounds like we should all be making some onigiri in tribute.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:59&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146018936" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:59</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146018936">Onigiri is so awesome.  It's a shame that Americans don't know more about it.  Perfect snack food. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:59&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146018987" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:59</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146018987">Do you use white or brown rice? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:59&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146019032" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:59</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Culinaria Eugenius </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Culinaria Eugenius :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146019032">Re: rice, I've always used Kokuho Rose. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:59&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Culinaria Eugenius </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146019065" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">10:59</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146019065">We store our gomasio in the fridge--the sesame seeds go rancid quickly. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">10:59&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146019201" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:00</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Culinaria Eugenius </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Culinaria Eugenius :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146019201">Just saw a horrible pic of a Tokyo grocery store with empty shelves.  Hard to even imagine. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:00&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Culinaria Eugenius </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146019627" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:01</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146019627">We probably saw the same pic, Culinaria.  That image sticks with me, too.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:01&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146019699" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:01</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Culinaria Eugenius </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Culinaria Eugenius :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146019699">Love onigiri!  What are your favorite fillings? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:01&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Culinaria Eugenius </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146019762" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:01</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146019762">We used brown rice when my daughter was little.  Now we're also doing white rice. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:01&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146019817" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:01</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From mamster </span><span class="nocommentfrom">mamster :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146019817">Jeanne, is there a trick to making onigiri stay moist until lunchtime? Mine sometimes are fine and sometimes get hard and chalky. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:01&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">mamster </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146019870" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:01</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Culinaria Eugenius </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Culinaria Eugenius :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146019870">Can't find my pic of soy sauce, but this is one example:  <a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004CD33DC/ref=ascdfB004CD33DC1461293?smid=A2XHOWDS6RAZ6X&tag=dealtmp462045-20&linkCode=asn&creative=395105&creativeASIN=B004CD33DC" target="blank" >http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004CD33DC/ref=ascdfB004CD33DC1461293?smid=A2XHOWDS6RAZ6X&tag=dealtmp462045-20&linkCode=asn&creative=395105&creativeASIN=B004CD33DC</a> </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:01&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Culinaria Eugenius </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146020020" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:02</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146020020">We do the umeboshi paste.  Also tuna (we're weird).  Often just plain. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:02&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146020271" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:02</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146020271">Speaking of rice cookers, what should one look for when buying? </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:02&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146020350" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:02</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146020350">Mamster: I think an airtight container.  Or covering most of it with nori.  My daughter likes the "crunchy" ends.  Also, you can lay it in a bed of lettuce and cover with nori. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:02&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146020673" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:03</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Culinaria Eugenius </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Culinaria Eugenius :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146020673">Oh right, tuna!  I used to make hosomaki with tunafish.  We can our own Oregon albacore and I bet that would make fantastic onigiri.  But I have to say I love umeboshi best. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:03&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Culinaria Eugenius </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146020969" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:04</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146020969">We have a National rice cooker (awesome, by the way).  It's finally dying after 11 years.  Next we're getting a Zojirushi. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:04&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146021090" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:04</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Culinaria Eugenius </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Culinaria Eugenius :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146021090">And that pickled kombu with shiso flavoring.  Can't remember the name. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:04&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Culinaria Eugenius </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146021137" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:04</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146021137">CE: Yes the combo of the sweet inside and salty outside is awesome! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:04&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146021566" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:05</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Culinaria Eugenius </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Culinaria Eugenius :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146021566">I have a "neuro-fuzzy" Zojirushi I bought in Japan in '93 that's still going strong.  I think they still sell that model (or its descendant) at Williams-Sonoma. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:05&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Culinaria Eugenius </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146021756" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:05</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146021756">Mamster: they have little onigiri containers that are the size of 1 onigiri.  Super cute and cut down on the air that gets into the onigiri.  Fits into a larger lunchbox. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:05&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146022016" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:06</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From mamster </span><span class="nocommentfrom">mamster :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146022016">I have one of those little containers  but haven't tried it yet! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:06&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">mamster </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146022557" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:07</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146022557">Also, my daughter has grown up eating nori plain.  Anyone else?  It's not my favorite, but I love that she loves it. </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:07&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146022860" class="chatmsg writercomment"  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:08</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext altcastertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="writeroverrideavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinedisplayname">Kim ODonnel:&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146022860">It's time to pack up, folks. Thanks so much for dropping by and sharing your various morsels in tribute to Japan, its rich culture and cuisine. The country may be upended for the moment & there's no doubt it will take some time before some sense of normal life resumes. But recipes live on & I truly believe that's how we can pay tribute to a country that is deeply suffering.  So, let's eat and drink to Japan! Thanks again. All best.  </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:08&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Kim ODonnel</span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146023060" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:08</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From mamster </span><span class="nocommentfrom">mamster :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146023060">Thanks, Kim! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:08&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">mamster </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146023083" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:08</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Jeanne in Seattle </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Jeanne in Seattle :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146023083">Thank you!!! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:08&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Jeanne in Seattle </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
<div id="row146023168" class="chatmsg readercomment "  ><table  style="width: 100%;" ><tr valign="top"><td class="chatmsgtime" nowrap><div class="itemtime">11:08</div> </td><td class="chatmsgtext viewertext "><table><tr valign=top><td><span class="readeravatar readerdefaultavatar"><img src="/templates/coveritlive/images/spacer.gif" width=48 height=48 align=left style="margin-right: 5px;" border=0 /></span></td><td><div class="inlinecommentname"><span class="commentbracket">[</span><span class="commentfrom">Comment From Culinaria Eugenius </span><span class="nocommentfrom">Culinaria Eugenius :&nbsp;</span><span class="commentbracket">]</span>&nbsp;</div><span id="txt146023168">thanks! </span></td></tr></table><div class="bottomnametime"><span class="bottomdate">Thursday March 17, 2011&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomtime">11:08&nbsp;</span><span class="bottomdisplayname">Culinaria Eugenius </span></div></td></tr></table></div>
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