This is my space to meander and to muse, to jot down my kitchen notes.

I’ve been cooking since I could toddle. I allegedly sliced my thumb with a real knife at the age of 2.

I was born in Japan’s oldest capital, Nara, and grew up in New Jersey.

Check out my work at Eater, Bon Appetit, Saveur, and Food52.

Contact @ naranomatcha@gmail.com

Instagram @chihirotomi

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Stories and anecdotes about (usually Japanese) culture and cooking


Some history, some culture, some cooking. Mainly Japanese.