Skip to content
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(BBC-US)   If you knew what Ainu   (bbc.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Ainu people, Japanese cuisine, Japan, View image of The Ainu, food of the indigenous people of Japan, View image of Kombu, Ainu cuisine, use of soy sauce  
•       •       •

721 clicks; posted to Food » on 11 Aug 2020 at 7:55 AM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



17 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2020-08-10 11:52:50 PM  
Stories on the Ainu seem to be few & far between and it's on their cuisine to boot.
 
2020-08-11 7:15:45 AM  
FTFA: "considered a fairly bland cuisine"

They were hunters and fishermen. They boiled and dried their food.

I just realized my mom was Ainu.
 
2020-08-11 7:45:28 AM  
Fark user imageView Full Size

Needs some miso.
 
2020-08-11 9:47:11 AM  

August11: FTFA: "considered a fairly bland cuisine"

They were hunters and fishermen. They boiled and dried their food.

I just realized my mom was Ainu.


Are you sure she wasn't British?
 
2020-08-11 10:27:45 AM  
cook.fnr.sndimg.comView Full Size
 
2020-08-11 10:28:06 AM  
F this hack for opening his lede like this:

"On a crisp autumn morning in Hokkaido . . . "

farking hack
 
2020-08-11 11:02:27 AM  

dadio86: F this hack for opening his lede like this:

"On a crisp autumn morning in Hokkaido . . . "

farking hack


C'mon, it's titled "Japan's unknown indigenous culture," like everyone didn't see the Fark headline and know "ooh, an article on Japan's natives!"

Never mind the author's torturous phrasing about kombu, all to avoid the "IT'S FARKING GLUTAMATES!" point about umami, because somehow MSG is still a dirty word and you're not allowed to tell folks "we used to boil seaweed to get the MSG out of it." Because umami's supposed to be the "magical fifth taste," because we're still idiots that think the tongue has flavor "zones" and we can only sense four "flavors", as well as this magical fifth flavor, instead of understanding that we have a wide range of receptors and glutamates just happen to fit a few of the farking things.

So damned tired of this bullshiat.
 
2020-08-11 11:09:15 AM  

FormlessOne: dadio86: F this hack for opening his lede like this:

"On a crisp autumn morning in Hokkaido . . . "

farking hack

C'mon, it's titled "Japan's unknown indigenous culture," like everyone didn't see the Fark headline and know "ooh, an article on Japan's natives!"

Never mind the author's torturous phrasing about kombu, all to avoid the "IT'S FARKING GLUTAMATES!" point about umami, because somehow MSG is still a dirty word and you're not allowed to tell folks "we used to boil seaweed to get the MSG out of it." Because umami's supposed to be the "magical fifth taste," because we're still idiots that think the tongue has flavor "zones" and we can only sense four "flavors", as well as this magical fifth flavor, instead of understanding that we have a wide range of receptors and glutamates just happen to fit a few of the farking things.

So damned tired of this bullshiat.


I was going to mention the horrible writing but I didn't want to double post.

Horrible article.
 
2020-08-11 11:14:46 AM  

August11: I was going to mention the horrible writing but I didn't want to double post.


Go for it - it's not so much a "double post" as a well-deserved pig-pile. Seriously, the article's utter shash.
 
2020-08-11 11:18:15 AM  

FormlessOne: dadio86: F this hack for opening his lede like this:

"On a crisp autumn morning in Hokkaido . . . "

farking hack

C'mon, it's titled "Japan's unknown indigenous culture," like everyone didn't see the Fark headline and know "ooh, an article on Japan's natives!"

Never mind the author's torturous phrasing about kombu, all to avoid the "IT'S FARKING GLUTAMATES!" point about umami, because somehow MSG is still a dirty word and you're not allowed to tell folks "we used to boil seaweed to get the MSG out of it." Because umami's supposed to be the "magical fifth taste," because we're still idiots that think the tongue has flavor "zones" and we can only sense four "flavors", as well as this magical fifth flavor, instead of understanding that we have a wide range of receptors and glutamates just happen to fit a few of the farking things.

So damned tired of this bullshiat.


This is a really knowledgeable and well articulated beat down.  I could never do so well, so I will just acknowledge the mastery and say "This"
 
2020-08-11 11:30:32 AM  

FormlessOne: August11: I was going to mention the horrible writing but I didn't want to double post.

Go for it - it's not so much a "double post" as a well-deserved pig-pile. Seriously, the article's utter shash.


what bothered me most was the slavering over "Traditional Chinese Medicine" - sure, y'know, that fake thing what was propagandized as part of the Cultural Revolution.

johnny_vegas: [cook.fnr.sndimg.com image 406x305]


oh, I'll see you, and raise you one - "sit'... saNHM?!" - "sit'-saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah​mn."
THE GOD OF COOKERY TRAILER
Youtube b-bsPK7mlEE


/leih yat'zan siu sam D ah, let'zaih!
//faih D pok'kai sei la, leih ah!
///am now curious about Ainu foods, tho'
 
2020-08-11 1:40:39 PM  
I have known about the Ainu people for years but know very little about them, knew about Kombu mainly thanks to Iron Chef Michiba and his Broth of Vigor.
 
2020-08-11 4:00:54 PM  

FormlessOne: dadio86: F this hack for opening his lede like this:

"On a crisp autumn morning in Hokkaido . . . "

farking hack

C'mon, it's titled "Japan's unknown indigenous culture," like everyone didn't see the Fark headline and know "ooh, an article on Japan's natives!"

Never mind the author's torturous phrasing about kombu, all to avoid the "IT'S FARKING GLUTAMATES!" point about umami, because somehow MSG is still a dirty word and you're not allowed to tell folks "we used to boil seaweed to get the MSG out of it." Because umami's supposed to be the "magical fifth taste," because we're still idiots that think the tongue has flavor "zones" and we can only sense four "flavors", as well as this magical fifth flavor, instead of understanding that we have a wide range of receptors and glutamates just happen to fit a few of the farking things.

So damned tired of this bullshiat.


A nice takedown. I'm still happy when the Ainu get mentioned in any context other than "Primitive forest-dwellers who are gone now. Thank goodness Japan is pure and all-Japanese."
 
2020-08-11 4:50:38 PM  
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-08-11 5:18:15 PM  

tintar: FormlessOne: August11: I was going to mention the horrible writing but I didn't want to double post.

Go for it - it's not so much a "double post" as a well-deserved pig-pile. Seriously, the article's utter shash.

what bothered me most was the slavering over "Traditional Chinese Medicine" - sure, y'know, that fake thing what was propagandized as part of the Cultural Revolution.

johnny_vegas: [cook.fnr.sndimg.com image 406x305]

oh, I'll see you, and raise you one - "sit'... saNHM?!" - "sit'-saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah​mn."
[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/b-bsPK7m​lEE?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3​A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsap​i=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&​widgetid=1]

/leih yat'zan siu sam D ah, let'zaih!
//faih D pok'kai sei la, leih ah!
///am now curious about Ainu foods, tho'


You can never go wrong with a Stephen Chow movie. Also in the "cooking" category but from Japan:
(NSFW due to flavor exploding clothes)
Food Wars! Season 1 Trailer
Youtube evRgdCqVnaE
 
2020-08-11 6:27:42 PM  
The Ainu are closely related to Native Americans.
 
2020-08-12 10:45:20 AM  

johnny_vegas: [cook.fnr.sndimg.com image 406x305]


My liver still hurts....Iron Chef the Drinking Game:
http://www.dmounited.com/icdg-j.html
 
Displayed 17 of 17 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking




On Twitter



  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.