Last year Harriet and Elisa watched this video and we decided we were all desperate to try mochi so I looked everywhere but couldn’t find it. After work today I stopped at my favorite Asian grocery to ask the woman who works there (I’m a regular) where I could find the closest film store. We chatted for a while and then I asked about the pile of flat white disks sitting on the counter. “Mochi.” She explained that it can only be bought around the new year and said it is really good with a drizzle of maple syrup. I brought home the biggest disk, broke off a few pieces which are in the oven now, and have the rest in the freezer. I suppose if we really do love it I should go get a bit more tomorrow. The rock hard little pieces puff and get gooey after about ten minutes in a 400 degree oven. They are just about ready now….