Sasa HashimotoDateline: Fighting hanger (anger that results fom hunger) snack by snack!
Harro! I’m Sasa. I like to cook, write, eat and dance, though not necessarily in that order. I’m 29 and somehow I’ve managed to move more times than the number of years I’ve lived so I always miss someone, somewhere. Sometimes I need to stop myself from crumpling up and floating away so I make food, and now that I’ve gone all digital or whatever the adjective for the internet is, the people I miss can read about what I’ve been doing through my writing about what I’ve been cooking and baking. Some of the places I’ve lived are: New Zealand (home, and the place I miss the most); Japan, where I was born and also the place I most recently lived; Thailand, the place I’d love to stay forever if all the people I loved were there; the U.K and briefly, France. Since I now live in the hinterlands of Austria, it’s difficult (actually well-nigh impossible) to get hold of decent Asian food and some of the ingredients I was used to in New Zealand and the U.K. as well. Mostly, that’s what prompts me to make the food I blog about. Another reason I cook is to stave off the dreaded hanger. 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. I used to cook for a living but came to realise that it’s domestic cooking I find beauty in (though if you want to take me to a restaurant, I’ll go!) – I love the stories, the companionship and the inconsistencies, and the simple joy it brings when you show someone you love that you love them by cooking something for them.