Happy Donabe Life

Welcome to Happy Donabe Life by TOIRO. We offer a wide variety of recipes using different types of donabe and other recipes of Japanese home-style dishes by Naoko Takei Moore (a.k.a. Mrs. Donabe). There are useful tips and blog posts by Naoko and team TOIRO, too. This site is all about donabe cooking and wonderful Japanese food culture.

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TOIRO is Featured in Los Angeles Times

TOIRO is Featured in Los Angeles Times

We are really excited and honored to be featured in Los Angeles Times! The article came out on July 5 ...
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Ume-Shu Dinner Party

Ume-Shu Dinner Party

The Ume-shu (plum liqueur), we made last year turned 1 year old and finally become ready to drink, so I ...
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Copper Grater Featured in Eater

Copper Grater Featured in Eater

Our Genuine Copper Grater was featured in Eater and is the choice of Chef Kuniko Yagi of Pikunico in Los ...
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Donabe Cooking Class at Chateau Hanare

Donabe Cooking Class at Chateau Hanare

We had our first collaboration donabe cooking class event with Chateau Hanare on May 25, and it was a big ...
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