Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Sunday dinner, Zaru Soba and Vegetable Tempura





This was Sunday dinner, Zaru Soba and Vegetable Tempura (mostly pumpkin). For the recipes I have to direct you here for the Zaru Soba, and here for the tempura (my own recipe).
And since I have learned to cook zaru soba from The Book of Soba by James Udesky, this post is dedicated to the blogging event Cookbook Sundays, hosted by New Zealand blogger Sue of Couscous & Consciousness


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Photos and Recipes by Alessandra Zecchini ©

18 comments:

  1. Sono solo le 7:00 a.m. ma guardando le tue foto mi viene fame! Studierò le tue ricette, mi piacerebbe imparare a preparare questi piatti.
    Molto belle le foto. Per l'effetto sfuocato utilizzi qualche lente addizionale sull'obiettivo oppure lavori in post produzione dei files?

    Grazie e buona giornata :)
    Flavio

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  2. Guarda Flavio, tutte le foto adesso le faccio con il mio iPhone 3 (ormai vecchio) e ho questa application che si chiama Camera+ (costa meno di US$3) che mi fa cornici ed effetti speciali, post produzione, ma direttamente sul telefonino prima di scaricare le foto. Molto facile e molto divertente :-).

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  3. Le tue foto sono veramente bellissime e fanno venire una fame!Un bacione,carina!

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  4. ciao Alessandra, queste foto mi stanno facendo venire fame già a quest'ora!!! è normale???? Bravissima

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  5. Both recipes look interesting. I really love tempura vegetables but I'm not sure about cold noodles.

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    1. Soba are really good cold, but you can also have them hot, nice in a soup :-)

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  6. I grew up loving cold soba and tempura, your pictures bring back good memories. Your pictures are droolworthy!

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  7. Yum! A mostly pumpkin tempura sounds perfect to me!

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  8. That is my kind of dinner...it looks amazing. You had me at tempura. The photos are so vibrant and inviting!

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  9. Soba and vegetable tempura looks so delicious! I haven't made any tempura veg in ages, thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. prima o poi questa soba la dovrò provare in ogni modo, dicono che sia tanto buona, e pure GF!

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    1. Di solito la soba e' fatta con una parte di farina di grano normale, quindi stai attenta a quale compri :-).

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  11. Beautiful spread. I love your collection of plates and cups etc. I always swoon when I go into a Japanese store. What are the little cups? Soy sauce and sake?

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  12. The filled cups are for the soba dipping sauce (and we use them for the tempura too... one sauce for both!!), and the other ones are for Japanese tea, but we also use them for umeshu (plum sake), water, and even for beer! The tablecloth is Japanese also, shibori (tie-dyed with indigo).

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  13. amo la soba e ne ho sempre in casa, li faccio molto semplici, saltati con un po' di verdure e conditi solo con tamari, a volte limone grattugiato o zenzero fresco.
    non riiuscirò mai a fare una tempura bella come la tua :)

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    1. Guarda che mica sempre mi viene bella e presentabile la tempura! Se ho fretta e la verdura e' noiosa non faccio tempure fotogeniche, infatti queste che non programmavo neppure di fotografare, sono abbastanza sfuocate, ma visto che i miei basta che sia fritto si mangerebbero anche il lavello, non ci fanno caso.

      Ma di' sei ancora sveglia???

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  14. Yum - this looks like a wonderful dinner. I checked out both your soba noodle posts and pumpkin tempura. I love soba noodles - I never realised it was traditional to serve them on a mat or in a basket, though I did have them served that way once at a little Japanese restaurant in Bali. I've never made my own tempura, but you've inspired me to try - pumpkin is one of my favourite vegetables for tempura.

    Thanks so much for sharing this at Cookbook Sundays. Sorry it has taken me all week to get around to visiting - I have just started a second job, and don't seem to have a lot of spare time right now.

    Also to answer the question you left me about Cookbook Sundays - if linking up older posts, there is no need to repost with a current date - just editing the old post to include the link to Cookbook Sundays is sufficient.

    Thanks again for joining in xo

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