“I mix countries in my food. There’s no war on my table.”
First of all, thank you for visiting my blog.
I am a freelance food coordinator based in Osaka, Japan, where I was born and raised. My mission is, to make as many people happy as possible through my cooking and by being around me. I have to admit that although I have no certificates but I am a natural healer. People seem to get energised when they spend time with me and vice versa, they energise me, too.
In the summer of 2016, I came back from Vancouver, Canada after living in for good long seventeen years. I went through many jobs during those years: movie extra, life model, dishwasher, cook, porn review writer (oh my), sales, store manager… Canada taught me a lot. Not just English, How To Survive. I’d always loved to eat, but my cooking skill grew more so out of necessity. Living in one of the most expensive cities in the world was not easy, I had to be creative in order to stay healthy and eat well on a budget. Luckily there were so many exotic spices and vegetables within the reach in this multicultural city, plus my ringing curiosity added, I’d never been bored, and my dishes naturally became borderless. “Thai? Japanese? Italian? Huh? Moroccan??”
A few years ago, a friend of mine started calling my food “Junko Gohan”. Gohan means cooked rice, also means meal in general because rice is such a staple food for Japanese people. So “Junko Gohan” can be translated like “Junko’s Everyday Cooking”. I thought it’d totally make sense.
The projects I get involved in are quite unique; catering to various parties, providing workshops for tourists from overseas to show how to adapt Japanese condiments to their homeland cuisine, helping to develop menus for cafes…sometimes I even have cooking comedy shows at night clubs!
Please have a look and discover what Junko Gohan is, and please try the combinations of spices and herbs, too. I mix countries in my food, there’s no war on my table.
I hope you will enjoy my blog and hope we can inspire each others to make the world better place for every souls.
End of summer, 2016