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Join me at 10:00 AM JST on May 23 for a slideshow and conversation with Jeanette Fukao for the Society of Writers, Editors, and Translators, a Japan-centered organization that I've enjoyed being a member of for a number of years. This online event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. After a slide show of plants, dishes, and other images from my travels for Eating Wild Japan, I'll talk about the technical aspects of creating the book, from the research phase to the writing, publishing and promotion. Jeanette Fukao is an artist, poet, writer, and teacher based in Shiga prefecture. Find more info and a link for registration on the SWET website. (Image shows a sansai feast cooked by Reiko Hanaoka, featured in the book.)

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Updated: May 11

This slideshow of photos from my travels for Eating Wild Japan can be viewed here, along with a discussion with Chicago translator Alta Price. Enjoy!

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Updated: May 11

I talked with hosts Kit and Alexis about the many uses of bracken ferns, the ways that edible wild plants tie people together through time, why satoyama woodlands matter, and more. Listen at, where you'll also find lots more episodes about the intersection of seasonality, art, and culture.