Kibo celebrates Food and Spirit of People of Tohoku One Year After the Earthquake

After first shock and aftershocks of the earthquake that hit the Tohoku region in March 2011 subsided, Elizabeth Andoh decided to pay tribute to food, traditions and spirit of the people of Tohoku.

The result of her work is and e-book titled Kibo 'Brimming with Hope' to be published by Ten Speed Press on February 28, 2012.

In an interview on NPR's All Things Considered (February 9, 2012) she also said that she wanted to document recipes of the region as in moments of chaos, some ancient recipes and tradition tend to fall into oblivion.


The Tohoku region is known as an important Sake and Miso producer.

With that in mind, alongside recipes, Elizabeth Andoh included Sake pairing suggestions.

A share of the profits from Kibo will go to a fund helping people from Tohoku recover.

In case you missed it, you may want to read the Kansha Kitchen Conversation i had with Elizabeth Andoh in October 2010.

Food and the human spirit headline Tokyo Thursdays # 222

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