I spent a good portion of my time yesterday going through vegetarian cookbooks and copying down recipes to take with me to Japan. Unsurprisingly, a fair number of them involve potatoes. Unfortunately, many also call for a large amount of cheese, which, depending on the type, is either astronomically expensive or downright unavailable in Japan. I have asiago, gruyere, provalone, and sharp cheddar on my shopping list to buy and take with me, but cheese is heavy, so I can't take as much as I'd like. Plus, I will probably have the typical dorm-sized refrigerator anyway, so I won't really have anywhere to store much. (...wonder if I'll have room to buy a second refrigerator after I get a paycheck or two...) <sigh> Good cheese is one of the best reasons to live in the U.S.