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Cookpad is in English!

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I have great news. The Japanese cooking site I use the most, Cookpad, now has an English page. Cookpad is Japan’s biggest recipe submission site. This is very exciting for those days when I need inspiration but can’t be bothered to research in Japanese. It looks like they translated everything as is because the recipes have the same cutesy titles the Japanese titles have.

I like the way they have sorted the recipes. Some of the categories have interesting names. I looked for an allergy-friendly category but there doesn’t seem to be one yet. Hopefully soon.

Here are some useful recipe categories

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An Ode to Snapdish

One of my favorite apps for the iPhone/iPad is Snapdish. I post a lot of meal photos there and get inspired. If you have a smart phone I highly recommend that you download and start using it. There are a lot of Japanese users so it is a great opportunity to see everyday home cooking as well as typical restaurant food. I’m Kirsten Adachi on snapdish if you would like┬áto add me.

Three of my pics from Snapdish.

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Taiyaki filled with banana and almond butter and grapefruit on the side.

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Chicken, tomato, green pepper and onions cooked in the rice cooker and seasoned with Spiceluck’s kebab spice.

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Chickpeas, eggplant, zucchini, carrot and tomato cooked in the rice cooker.