Tuesday, 23 June 2009

More Seasonal Foods

Our campus cafe is having a summer season 'Fruits Bread Fair' featuring the kinds of colourings and flavourings that will have the students entering the classroom via the 6th floor windows and picking fights with on-campus security. I tried the one on the left, the sour orange,and it lives up to its name. While Brits love sweet, the Japanese adore suppai (sour). And while Brits like the traditional, Japanese crave the new and exciting. This is why shops such as the campus bakery must keep coming up with new ideas to tempt the fickle Japanese customer. The Japanese will spend big on the latest craze. But fads change fast here. Students at my previous university in Nagoya use to complain that Nagoya was a whole three weeks behind Tokyo so that when the latest craze arrived in their shops it was already old hat in the big Mikan.

Apple Cider Vinegar Update: The Mizkan Central Research Institute has discovered that people who drank 30ml of Apple Cider Vinegar every day for 12 weeks lost an average of 1.85cm off their waistlines. Have you seen how much 30ml of Apple Cider Vinegar is?! Have you seen how little 1.85cm is?! And that's purely water weight. Poor sods must have been dehydrated.

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