About Me☃

Hello, I’m Ryoko. I decided to start this blog to post pictures, happenings, and thoughts related to my cooking just because I love cooking♡

As you can tell from my rusty(probably unnatural) English, I am Japanese who grew up in Japan. I became 30 in 2012.

In Japan, there are more and more good pre-made foods sold at a convenience store. Also, you can enjoy a variety of gourmet foods at department stores. With this kind of reality and the traditional idea of Japan being a country of SUSHI and good foods, people may think I have had an easy access to good food in my life.

I say, yes I have. But, what has made it easy for me to access to good food is my mother. I appreciate my mom so much because this access to food has made me fond of cooking, of course eating included, that led me to be a better cook.

The memory of my first cooking goes back to when I was small, maybe around 5 years old of age.
My mother often tells me that she would let me use a knife in our kitchen when I was a little girl, and I can still picture in my eyes that scene where I would peel an apple right next to my mother in the kitchen in my hometown in Nagano prefecture, which is famous for their fresh apple.

According to my mom, I was a weird kid as long as eating goes. I would like to eat dry fish or Natto(fermented soy beans) as snack.I guess that explains where my healthy thick bones in my arms came from.

My orientations for cooking are—
-Be thankful for living things I cook and eat
-Buy and use fresh ingredients as much as my allowance can allow

I am not vegan and don’t intend to be for now, but I would like to respect all the living things I cook and eat.
Also, I believe fresh ingredients would make a difference on the appearance of food and would be good for our health.

What I care about in my cooking or what I would like to pursue is CREATIVITY.
I think this is really easy to say, but hard to do.
In my opinion, cooking itself is a mean of creativity (I like to touch on this sometime in my blog)
and I would like to have my own creativity bloom in my kitchen and successively on our table.

Thank you and hope you enjoy the cooking journey with me!

//Translation// 

こんにちは、りょうこです。お料理が大好きなので、写真や、料理にまつわる出来事や思ったことを書きたいと思って、ブログを始めることにしました。(祝^^/)

もともとお料理は好きで、一人暮らしをしていたときも、ほとんど夕ご飯は作っていました。日本には美味しいものがたくさん有るけど、私が料理好きになったのは、お母さんが小さい頃から包丁を持たせてくれたお陰だと思ってます。今でも、5歳くらいのときかなあ、台所で夕飯の支度をするお母さんの隣で、包丁でりんごの皮をむいていたのを思い出します。ちなみに、小さいとき私は変な子で、めざしとか、納豆とかをおやつにしていたんだって。腕の骨ががっしりしてるのはそのためかと思います。

料理における志向としては、

−生きるものたちへのありがとうの気持ちを持つこと

−なるべく(予算が許すかぎり)新鮮な物を買うこと

かな。極端に菜食主義になることは今の私は選べませんが、生きる物たちを食べていることは意識しながらありがとうの気持ちを持って、お料理していきたいと思っています。それからやっぱり、新鮮な物を食べる。見た目にも身体にも大事かなって思うから。

それから、私の料理におけるテーマはクリエイティビティ。

料理自体がクリエイティブ(これについては、また書きたいなあ)
今ここに生きてる私にしかできないクリエイティブが生まれたらいいな。

以上です。よろしくね(^^ぶい)

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