Interview: Robin Koda of Koda Farms

We get the history behind Kokuho Rose heirloom brown rice from California's Central Valley

Located in tiny town of South Dos Palos in the heart of California’s Central Valley, Koda Farms grows Kokuho Rose, one of the only heirloom rice strains grown in California. Now helmed by siblings Robin Koda and Ross Koda, the century-old rice farm was originally founded by their grandfather Kiesaburo Koda, a descendant of rice traders and the son of a samurai-turned-rice miller. The budding …

Kobayashi Noodles

Gluten-free pasta alternatives in three tasty varieties

With a cook time of only three minutes, Kobayashi Noodle Company‘s gluten-free noodles are a deliciously filling staple made with 100% Japanese white and brown rices. Using a koshihikari variety of the grain lends delicious texture and taste thanks to being rich in amylase (an enzyme that helps break down sugars). The wheat-, dairy- and egg-free pasta has even fewer calories, as well as less …