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The Onigiri Chronicles

6 EpisodesProduced by Rachael -La Fuji MamaWebsite

Join Noriko and Rachael, two friends separated by the Pacific Ocean, as they talk food, cooking, and motherhood.

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Episode 6: Hurry, Hurry! Let’s Eat Curry!

July 31st, 2020


In episode 6 Rachael and Noriko delve into all things Japanese curry:
-How did curry end up in Japan?
-The evolution of curry in Japan.
-The different …

Episode 5: Sandwiches—Japan vs. the USA

June 22nd, 2020


-Favorite childhood sandwiches.
-The lunchbox moment that caused Noriko to start bringing sandwiches to school, instead of things like onigiri.

Episode 4: Ume — A Story About Sour Fruit

June 11th, 2020


This week on The Onigiri Chronicles, Noriko and Rachael discuss:
-What ume are and what they are used in.
-Noriko makes a childhood confession (one of Rachael’s favorite stories yet)—“the umeboshi incident.”
-How umeboshi …

Episode 3: Onigiri Confessions

June 7th, 2020


This week on The Onigiri Chronicles we’re discussing our namesake—onigiri (Japanese rice balls). We talk about what they are and a bit about their history and then we delve into some of the trends we have seen. We …

Episode 2: Pandemic Cooking — Comparing Japan and the US

May 29th, 2020


In this episode we discuss how our food has been affected by the pandemic, the different food trends we’ve seen during the pandemic, and what we’ve been cooking.

Episode 1: Getting to Know Us

May 21st, 2020


Welcome to The Onigiri Chronicles—a podcast where two friends, one in Japan and one in the US, talk about food, cooking, and Japan (with a few parenting adventures thrown in). ⁣

In this episode:⁣
-Noriko and Rachael …

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