About Crumblove

Hello and ハロー. I am Celestey Crumblove. Practically an American ex-pat, I cheerfully fill my loneliness with food and cheap frills. It isn’t as bad as you might think, but someday, I want to find out just how much money I have spent on bread alone in the past three years.
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See this cake? In Japan, we call it “ichigo shooto,” meaning “strawberry shortcake.” This is by far the most popular type of cake. The first time I ate it, I didn’t think much of it. I still don’t. The flavor is very light, with the creme fraiche and sponge mainly accentuating the flavorful strawberries. This cake is a symbol, a symbol of the beginning. After eating my first Japanese cake, I became obsessed with pan (パン, bread).
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This is meronpan (メロンパン, melon bread). It is usually not melon-flavored, instead the main characteristic is its melon-shaped, sugar-crusted cookie dough baked on top. I’ve come a long way from packaged breads, but Japanese cake and pan will always draw me. You are what you eat. I am cake. What are you?

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