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Pickled Chrysanthemum Turnip (Kikka Kabu) ????

Simple decorative touches on a vegetable can transform a dish from ordinary to special. These pickled chrysanthemum turnips will bring your Osechi Ryori game to the next level.  And you only need some basic cutting techniques!

New Year’s Day is the biggest celebration in Japanese culture, and even the pickles get to dress up a little for this special day.  You might enjoy pickled turnips on a daily basis, but on the first day of the year, we start with the best –  Pickled Chrysanthemum Turnip (Kikka Kabu ????).

What is Pickled Chrysanthemum Turnip (Kikka Kabu)"
These turnips are pickled in rice vinegar, sugar, and kombu.  The pickles themselves are just an everyday pickle, but the white flesh of the turnip is meticulously cut to represent the petals of a chrysanthemum flower.
Why Chrysanthemum Flowers"
In addition to being a beautiful flower, the Chrysanthemum, or Kiku (?) in Japanese, is a symbol that represents longevity and rejuvenation. It was first introduced to Japan during the Nara period (710 ? 793 AC).

By KENPEI (KENPEI’s photo) [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY-SA 2.1 jp], via Wikimedia Commons
The Japanese Royal Family was fascinated with the chrysanthemum, and it became the emperor?s crest and official seal called the Imperial Seal of Japan.  The chrysanthemum is still a very common symbol in Japan found on Japanese passports and 50 yen coins.

The Chrysanthemum in Food
The Japanese love chrysanthemum and it is used widely in Japanese ...
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