Aomori prefecture has a wealth of natural resources from the surrounding seas and mountains. The local cuisine of Aomori has evolved around locally available resources that are suited to the northern climate.
In the rural villages of Aomori, traditional dishes rooted to the bountiful natural resources have been passed down through generations, along with the traditional methods of cooking.
Due to distinct differences in climate and locality, the cuisines in Aomori vary greatly by region.
In the local cuisine of the Tsugaru region, the main ingredient is rice. In the Nanbu region, millet and food made from flour; in the Shimokita region, potatoes; and in the coastal region, seafood are the primary ingredients. The food culture of each region has developed while embracing local resources and characteristics.
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