[Sca-cooks] Japanese breakfast

Sandra Kisner sjk3 at cornell.edu
Mon May 11 06:01:18 PDT 2009

>Here's a note on a Japanese breakfast from Saveur with a photo gallery
>It was in a post about breakfasts for Mother's Day.

This was the part that caught my eye:

>Western foods made inroads into the Japanese diet during the 16th century, 
>when Portuguese traders introduced eggs. (Until then, chickens had been 
>considered sacred, so neither they nor their eggs were eaten.) By the end 
>of the 19th century, people all over Japan had begun embracing even more 
>Western foods, like beef (which had also been banned for the previous 
>1,200 years)...

I'd never heard either of these before.  Has anybody else?  Any idea how 
true these assertions are?


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