Natto Nametake Spaghetti

When Japanese people see someone from outside of Japan, quite a lot of time they ask about whether they know Natto or have tried it yet.    For those who don’t know what the heck is Natto, it is fermented soybean, typically appearing in Japanese breakfast. Because natto is fermented, they have a unique smell…

Japanese Fusion Aglio e Olio

Happy World Pasta Day! Did you know, today 10/25 is the day to enjoy Italian signature dish, pasta! My dinner buddy doesn’t like stepping out of the basic way, especially when it’s about pasta. It’s not true, but he thinks he has Italian roots because he loves Italian food. Therefore, when I make Italian food…

Lacto-OVO version Spaghetti Carbonara

Happy National Carbonara Day! Did you know, today 4/6 is the day to enjoy the popular Italian pasta dish: Carbonara! Some burden to be on a vegetarian diet: some dishes can’t be exactly traditional.  As I am trying to be a vegetarian, I stopped eating meat and feeling no problem having a fridge without any…

Cacio e Pepe

Happy National Cheese Lovers Day!  Did you know, today (1/20) is the day for those who love cheese like me!    I bet a lot of people celebrate the day with a cheese board and wine, let’s make some nice cheesy dinner with the food everyone loves: Pasta!    I’ve learned there are a variety…

Spaghetti Spinach Pesto

Happy National Spaghetti Day! Since I’ve started this blog, I get to know how people make tasty food from all around the world. I’ve learned what and how ingredients they use, how they set a plate, and the flexibility they put on food.  I thought if I want to make genovese, I must use a…

Creamy Pumpkin Spaghetti

Feel Autumn! Enjoy the beautiful harvest of Fall!  Well, you might think Tanooki eat a lot of pumpkin lately. You are right, and this is what happens when you get a whole head of a pumpkin.  I roast whole pumpkin when it’s the first and last batch, so the pumpkin is already good to be…