Living in Japan - as part of a bicultural family - has given me the chance to compare customs and holidays, to travel well beyond the usual touristy sites into the heart of the country, and to try my hand at cooking my own variety of soul food, without access to my usual tools or ingredients. Below are a collection of my stories and guides.

Holidays: Japanese, American, and a few in between

Essential Expat Recipes: If you can't buy it, make it!