SAKI RECIPES PLEASE !
a) only a small part of Japan was affected by a very small amount of radiation. No one has yet died from the radiation. That still leaves a very large rice growing area of Japan to grow rice for your Sake. b) Do Japan even grow all of their rice for their Sake? It's a high population country, I'd be willing to bet they import at least some of the rice for it. c) Japan is not the only rice growing nation in the world... do no other countries make Sake that you could buy?
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Just got a news story from MSNBC! 80,000 people in Japan affected by radiation. CHECK IT OUT. yOU SAY ONLY A SMALL AMOUNT OF JAPAN AND PEOPLE WERE AFFECTED! wHAT IS YOUR DEFINITION OF SMALL???? sORRY BUT THIS IS FACTUAL.
Thats not what I have seen. Have you seen the photos. Japan is devastated. You must have a radiation sensor from now on. Unless you like slow cancewr death! Even the debris washing up on California shores is emitting radiation! So?
1) True sake is the result of two organisms working together: aspergillus oryzae (breaking the starches down into sugars) and yeast (breaking those sugars down into alcohol). If it doesn't have aspergillus oryzae, it ain't sake. Look for recipes that call for it or "koji" the Japanese name for the starter culture. You'll have to make koji using "koji-kin", available from Vision Brewing.2) Momokawa, in Forest Grove, Oregon, makes excellent sake right here in the U.S.
Why not by sake (note the spelling) from Napa?
+1Saki is an author. Sake is a rice wine. if you're worried, buy (note the spelling -- yeah, I'm pulling your chain) sake brewed in places other than Japan.If you really want to brew it yourself, websearch "brew sake".
Augh! Okay, how can I dig myself out of this hole? ....I've got it! I'm really suggesting that they source their beverage of choice from a vendor named "sake" based in Napa. That is, it's "by sake" :-) Uh, huh, yeah, that's it!
For your sake, I'll let it go by.
There seem to be a lot of web pages showing how to make Rice wine (Sake) example: http://www.esake.com/Knowledge/Making-Sake/making-sake.html