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New DVD Set: Ancient Food Treasures

The Secret to Good Health:  Delicious & Healthy Recipes Preserved in this New Dynafilms Production

New Four DVD set and five recipes for: Ume and Shiso; Fukujinzuke; Uri No Kasuzuke; Takuan and Hoshigaki Kaki.

Kerry Yo Nakagawa, author, filmmaker and producer of the film 'American Pastime,' is proud to announce his five-part video series entitled 'Ancient Food Treasures.'

"My Mom and Oba-chan used to make these delicious 'tsukemonos.' Eaten over rice with genmai-cha tea, I called it 'cha cha mama.' The adults call it o-chazuke and it is a staple 'soul' and comfort food for our families. Before these sacred recipes are lost forever, I sought out my Mom's Nisei friend. Betty Mayebo is the undisputed 'Queen of Tsukemono' in our farm town in Fowler, California. At 92 she grows her own organic vegetables for canning annually. In 2012, Betty allowed me to film her making these 'Ancient Food Treasures' which go back thousands of years in our culture. These delicious and healthy recipes are now preserved for current and future diverse 'Foodies.' I hope you enjoy our step by step process for your own healthy and delicious canning for generations to come. Health, Spirit and Aloha from our family to yours." Kerry Yo Nakagawa

Ume -- During the Samurai era, Ume flavored the Samurai's rice, vegetables and purified his water and food. It also helped from getting battle fatigue and stomach ailments.

Shiso -- Immune system booster, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidants and allergy-fighting properties.

Fukujinzuke -- High in fiber, vitamin C, potassium, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, phosphorus, copper and maganese. Sacred blend of daikon radish, Armenian cucumbers, eggplant, renkon and ginger. This delicious combination of vegetables is like edible 'Gold' in our household.

Uri No Kasuzuke -- Nara-zuke dates back 1200 years. It was made by Buddhist Monks and used by Samurai as imperishable battle food. Uri is a cross between and melon and cucumber.

Takuan -- Named after Zen Master Takuan Soho, ( 1573-1645 ), he invented this pickled dish to aid in digestion. High in vitamin C and used in cancer prevention and weight loss.

Hoshigaki Kaki -- (Hachiya persimmon) High in fiber, calcium, iron, manganese, vitamin C and beta carotene.

All proceeds go to our non-profit NBRP (Nisei Baseball Research Project; www.niseibaseball.com). Our mission is to bring awareness and education about Japanese American Concentration Camps, told through the prism of baseball and our multi-media projects. $75 donation for each 'Ancient Food Treasures' furoshiki wrapped four DVD set. Shipping included.

To place an order or learn more, email: nbrp@comcast.net.

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