Friday, July 5, 2013

(342) The European biscuit from the shogun’s capital

It’s funny that I haven’t written about them before since they are the tastiest thing you can eat in Kamakura: they are called “sabure” (サブレ) which is the Japanese version of the French “sablé” a biscuit with a strong taste of butter. Toshimaya (豊島屋) company has been making them in Kamakura since 1894 and calls them “Hato Sabure” (鳩サブレー) meaning “pigeon sable” because of their shape, a stylized image of the bird.

(For a bigger version of this picture both in color and black and white, check my "Japan Arekore" set on Flickr)

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