Food Forum

SPIRIT OF THE SEASONS

Spirit of the Seasons highlights Japanese seasonal foods and traditions.

Vol. 36 No. 4

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Napa Cabbage

Napa cabbageis one of the most widely produced vegetables in Japan. It is also known as Chinese cabbage, or hakusai in Japanese, and is in season from autumn through late winter. Said to have originated in the Mediterranean region, napa cabbage was introduced to Japan via China in the late nineteenth century...

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