Wagashi (Japanese sweets)
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WAGASHI--79,200 Google hits
There is a discussion of "Wagashi" on Gothamist.com today. "Wagashi" has
been around forever in Japan, but is still not in the OED ("miserable on food").
I had planned to do an internet food dictionary/encyclopedia, but given that
my work has made me penniless (and is usually taken without credit), I'm
under orders to throw everything in this apartment out.
If all the Culinary Historians finally want to finally get together with me
and do the internet food/drink dictionary (a scholarly food Wikipedia
project), I guess I can do that for free in my spare time from parking tickets...
Last summer we were in Tokyo, and we got addicted to Japanese desserts. Most
of it is made from sweet red bean paste wrapped in various kinds of dough.
When we got back, we were majorly fiending for it-- total case of the dessert
DTs. Luckily, we noticed that the Sunrise Market on Broome Street stocks
plenty of simple wagashi-- and fairly reasonably priced at $1-$3/piece, depending
on the size. If you are looking for something a little more sophisticated,
check out the _wagashi made by Toraya_
(http://www.toraya-group.co.jp/english/wagashi/types.html) -- they've been making candy in Japan since the 1600s, and
you can buy their stuff at _two locations in New York_
Posted by _Jake Dobkin_ (http://www.gothamist.com/staff.php#jake) in _Food_
_Wagashi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia_
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wagashi) A selection of wagashi to be served during a Japanese tea
ceremony. Wagashi (Japanese: 和菓子) is a general term for traditional Japanese
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_About Wagashi_ (http://www.kitchoan.com/E/wagashi.html) The origin of
Wagashi dates back to the Yayoi Era (BC300-AC300), ... “Wagashi” was greatly
influenced by the grain processing skills that were introduced ...
www.kitchoan.com/E/wagashi.html - 7k - _Cached_
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_Types of Wagashi | TORAYA Confectionery_
(http://www.toraya-group.co.jp/english/wagashi/types.html) The extensive world of wagashi, traditional
Japanese confections dose not merely encompass a single group of confections; the
art of Japanese confectionery ...
www.toraya-group.co.jp/english/wagashi/types.html - 17k - Feb 3, 2006 -
_Wagashi - Japanese Sweets_ (http://japanesefood.about.com/b/a/046896.htm)
Japanese sweets are called wa-gashi in Japanese, and western-style sweets
are called yo-gashi. Japanese Sweets/Desserts Photo © 2005 Setsuko Yoshizuka,
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_GOING OUT Guide_
New York Times (1857-Current file). New York, N.Y.: Jun 12, 1975. p. 32 (1
MATTER OF TASTE.
Wagashi, anybody? These are Japanese cakes, with an artistic value of their
own, served at the tea ceremony, a national cultural tradition. Made from
sweetened bean paste, the wagashi are molded into delicately shaped flowers,
plants, leaves and mini-landscapes, with striking variations in color and
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