local food

Local Fiber Can Benefit Us More

In the last post, I said diverse fiber can feed diverse gut microbiomes. I also feel fiber from locally grown plants has more benefits and I think it is to do with the bacteria in the plants.

International Day of Happiness

In addition to being the spring equinox, it is the International Day of Happiness tomorrow. Last year I published the Japanese version of the Ikigai Diet, and celebrated it with our local sake called happy. It is Japanese sake and it was brewed locally in Hino Town by an Omi-Hino-merchant called Yao Brewery.

Hinona Cafe

I went to a Hinona cafe held at Hino Station today. It was an event to promote Hinona, which is an heirloom radish grown in our town. I introduced it in chapter 8 of the book.

New Hinona Pickles

Hinona is a local radish and Hinona pickles are a specialty in our town. It is one of the Kyodo Ryori, which I mentioned in Chapter 8 Kyodo Ryori is the Authentic Washoku in the book.