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Though the city of Kyoto expresses many aspects of Japanese traditional culture, people in Kyoto also love “new things.”

While the city serves many western architectures, the food culture in Kyoto also appreciates western cuisine, including bread. People in Kyoto view bread as a handy, portable, and healthy food, and has long been a cherished western ingredient. The tastes of bread sold at bakeries around Kyoto truly reflects the residents strong feeling towards the bread culture.

If you have the chance to purchase a slice, how about baking it with Tsujiwa Kanaami’s Tetsuki Yakiami (grill with handle)? As the grill receiver controls the fire to spread evenly, the bread would feel crunchy in the outside, while soft and springy in the inside, thus, enhancing the taste. Not only could the product be used to bake bread, however, it could also be used to burn rice cakes and vegetables as well.

The truly useful Tetsuki Yakami is available at Shokunin.com.

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Our French staff taught us how to make onion soup. It is often eaten in France because it is good for hangovers. Please try it.

Recipes for two onion soups (translated and arranged)

2 small onions
25g butter
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 tablespoon soft flour
1 tablespoon white wine
500cc water
2 baguettes
Melting cheese 50g
A little salt and pepper
Parsley a little

1. Slice onions.
2. Put butter and olive oil in a warm frying pan and fry 1 onion until lightly colored.
3. Add flour and hot water to 2, and add white wine. Add salt and pepper here.
4. Transfer the onion and soup from the frying pan to a clay pot, cover and cook over low heat for 20 minutes.
5. Bake the baguette until crisp.
6. Put baguette on top of soup and pour cheese.
7. Heat the clay pot in a preheated 190 ° C oven for 5 minutes.
8. Sprinkle with parsley.

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