[permaculture] Bamboo shoots for the table “More Trees,” supports the planting of trees around the world

Lawrence F. London, Jr. lflj at intrex.net
Tue May 20 18:11:27 EDT 2008

BBtv: Cooking Young Bamboo Shoots with Joi Ito (score by Ryuichi Sakamoto)
Posted by Xeni Jardin, May 20, 2008 2:55 PM | permalink


Link to Boing Boing tv episode with discussion and downloadable video -- and Joi Ito's family recipe for yummy takenoko 
just like mom used to make. Special thanks to the Ito family for sharing their traditions with us.
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In this video, Ito welcomes us into his back yard in Japan, where he and his partner Mizuka teach us how to hunt for and 
prepare this traditional seasonal delicacy from a lush bamboo forest.

The episode is accompanied by an original score composed by Grammy, Academy Award, and Golden Globe-winning composer, 
Ryuichi Sakamoto. The legendary electronic music pioneer is also an outspoken environmental advocate. His recent 
reforestation initiative, “More Trees,” supports the planting of trees around the world to help offset carbon emissions. 
To-date, 2 billion trees have been planted mostly through work with country governments including Turkey, Ethiopia and 
Mexico. Link to English-language PDF with more info on the project.


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