My Sunday lunch. After shopping in my local farmer's market I spent the whole morning in the kitchen which is luxury I'd hardly had in London. I made a few kinds of traditional Japanese ragout (nimono) also to have in the coming week.
These are my soul food. I guess, it's quite different from what you expect from 'Japanese food': sushi, sashimi, tempura and such.
Nimono ('niru' as a verb) is a very common cooking method I don't know how to describe in English. We simmer ingredients until the soup disappears. Somebody told me that's 'stew' but for me it's more overcooked than stew (or we cook with less liquid).
It's quite interesting that when we can't express a thing in our language we borrow a word from another language. And this time 'ragout' is somewhere I can settle for to describe it as you know this French word and French has so many words to describe cooking methods. But I'm hoping the word 'nimono' gets as common as chicken teriyaki!