A Traditional Japanese Meal

Tiffany Converse Photography

Chieko Miyake and I met in our daughters' elementary school. I noticed she had an accent. I asked where she was from. And then, I asked if she would teach me how to cook her favorite dish. She was more surprised than others have been at the question (if that's possible)
because usually it's her husband that everybody wants to cook with. He's a famous chef. She joked, "But the kids like my food better." Click at right for how our adventure unfolded.