Autumn is a time to celebrate the year’s harvest and enjoy some succulent in-season specialties. The weather turns cooler, we don sweaters, and our appetites start to come back. It’s a great time for cooking.
In Japan, autumn is a time for grilled mackerel, matsutake mushrooms, eggplant, newly harvested rice, nashi pears, and much more. The Japanese word “shun,” which means “in season,” is often associated with this time of year, though, of course, different foods are in season throughout the year.
At Uwajimaya, some Japanese favorites and lots of local in-season items can round out your fall menu. We asked the folks at Uwajimaya what we should look for on our next shopping spree. Here is what they suggested.
Bruce Rutledge loves books, baseball, and Pacific Northwest beer, He also loves Japan and has dedicated his career to telling more stories about the country through books, magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, and now, on Origami magazine and QAZ Japan. He works in Seattle's Pike Place Market. Come visit him in his store in the Down Under.
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