What i ate a year ago.

6 months ago

Last year I spent all of April walking up and down the mountain side of Onomichi, under blooming cherry blossoms and with the intensely blue the Seito Inland Sea spreading out below. I’ll talk more about the circumstances another time, and now focus on some of the magical food I ate during that time. Because I did not only walk the small paths of the mountain side but I also spend a lot of time in a kitchen, both making, tasting photographing food. At that time I ate some of the most beautiful food I’ve had in my entire life, both visually and in flavor. Right now I’m trying to occupy myself as much as I can with things that takes focus from the fact that I painfully miss hanging out with my friends and family (already failed miserably twice) – and focusing for a bit on these serene dishes proved a soothing remedy.

What I ate a year ago.

Shirashi sushi salad with red sea bream

What I ate a year ago.

Red sea bream in parsley nabe

What I ate a year ago.

Tempura fried radishes

What I ate a year ago.

White soup (onion)

What I ate a year ago.

Chawan-mushi with tomato sauce

What I ate a year ago.

Water jelly with strawberries

Sofia Hellsten

Sofia Hellsten

Sofia Hellsten, cookbook author & photographer, although main trade of work at the moment is Creative Director at podcast platform Acast. Her book “The Japanese Table – Small Plates for Simple Meals” was released fall of 2019. This will with some probability be a space with recipes of simple (but GOOD) food, a constant quest for the perfect breakfast or just some good old inspiration to life’s important details – flavour and form. Based in Stockholm, but always longing for Japan.

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Mail | hellsten.sofia@gmail.com