Harro! I’m Sasa.
I like to cook, write, eat, dance and sing though not necessarily in that order. I’m 31 and somehow I’ve managed to move house more times than the number of years I’ve lived. I started this blog because while I was away from home I often needed to stop myself from crumpling up and floating away.
Some of the places I’ve lived are: New Zealand – home, and where I have lived since mid-2011 after nearly a decade away in: Japan, where I was born and spent my formative years; Thailand, the place I’d stay forever if all the people I loved were there; the U.K, France and most recently, Austria.
One reason I cook is to stave off the dreaded hangrrr. That’s feeling angry because I’m hungry – it’s not pretty and it comes on frighteningly fast. It must be avoided at all costs. You might know a hangry person! You might BE a hangry person. Help is here.
I used to cook for a living but came to realise that it’s domestic cookery I find beauty in – I love the stories, the companionship and the inconsistencies, and the simple joy it brings when you care for someone by preparing something for them to eat.
Now I’m studying nutrition. Sometimes science does my head in but learning to see the world from a different perspective also satisfies me.
If you’re new here, perhaps you’d like to read a little about where I’ve been and who I love. Or perhaps you’d prefer some videos, or interviews with my favourite food bloggers. If you’re interested in Japan, there are some posts of Japanese food onomatopoeia too.
If you like a photo (or a recipe, or a story) or have a question please say hi in the comments or you can email me at sasa [at] sasasunakku [dot] com or subscribe to new posts by email or in a reader by clicking on the buttons in the sidebar. You can also see my contact details by clicking on the “Contact” button in the dropdown menu under “About Sasa” in the navigation bar.
You can find recipes by entering a term in the search box in the sidebar; looking at the recipe index (in the navigation bar at the top of the page) which which gives a list of links based on type of meal (eg: lunches, snacks, cakes); clicking on a category (in green capitals) at the top of a post which takes you to a page with similar posts (all Japanese food posts, for example), clicking tags (in green lower case) at the bottom of posts (which get categorised by ingredient and will take you to a page that has all the posts that use that ingredient) or use the sidebar links to country, seasonal and dietary preferences.
By the way, I do my best to keep up to date but if anyone comes across a dead or strange link or a spelling error on this site, or our photos and recipes copied on another site, I’d really appreciate a heads up.
Thanks for stopping by!