Snap and Savor: Day 40

The Snap

At over $10 a piece, those mangos better be individually wrapped and padded.

Day40

The Savor

So much to snap today in the produce department…9 different types of mushrooms (I counted), individually padded apples, asparagus by the spear, pickled vegetables of every variety, long dirty roots I had never seen before Japan, radishes the size of a loaf of bread.

To remember what I learned within the first few weeks of being here—food is important in Japan, and how it is presented is equally, if not more, important. The saying goes, “You taste first with your eyes and then with your tongue.” So true.

A reminder that even the most expensive, gourmet produce in the States will cost half the price of your standard Yokohama fare. $30 melon anyone?

[To see what this 70 days of Snap and Savor is all about, see Day 1.]

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