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Furikake, a collection of stories about rice seasonings, by Stephen Black

The Author Show audio  interview with Stephen Black about Furikake. Furikake is on Amazon here. “a truly enjoyable reading, between a memoir and a travel diary in which one can easily recognize fragments of oneself.- Carla Bonollo, whose Italian language blog can be found here. Furikake is the Japanese word for the spices and ingredients sprinkled …

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Furikake (the most unattractive cover on Amazon)

Nine short stories, all somehow related to the Japanese rice seasonings called furikake. The location for most of these stories is Singapore. A five-star Amazon review appears after the excerpts.   an excerpt from Yumoto near Clementi The couple across the room speak harsh Japanese,constantly repeating the word “Singapore”. I reluctantly translate their grumblings. Another flask …

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