JOURNAL / JAPAN(English)

JAPAN [HIROSHIMA]
Japanese Ingredients for the World’s Top Kitchens #10
PREMIUM NORI
Health Food from the Sea

“Some 6.3 billion sheets of nori are made in Japan annually,” says Motoyuki Shinjaku of Mikuni-ya, a leading producer of the dried laver seaweed that’s pressed into thin sheets and known around the world as the wrapper for sushi.

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Nov 04, 2021

JAPAN [AOMORI]
Japanese Ingredients for the World’s Top Kitchens #09
APPLE CIDER
Winner of the 2019 Japan Cider Award

Toshihiko Moriyama, the fourth-generation head of a century-old apple farm, decided to make good use of the fruit thinned out in the growing process.

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Oct 11, 2021

JAPAN [SAITAMA]
Japanese Ingredients for the World’s Top Kitchens #08 ARTISANAL RICE-KOJI BREAD
Loaves That Go Well with Washoku

text by Michiko Watanabe / photographs by Daisuke Nakajima / English text by Susan Rogers Chikuba Ta...

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Sep 06, 2021

JAPAN [OSAKA]
Japanese Ingredients for the World’s Top Kitchens #07 HEIRLOOM EBI-IMO TARO
Summer Labors Yield an Auspicious Winter Crop

text by Michiko Watanabe / photographs by Akito Shimomura / English text by Susan Rogers Chikuba The...

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Aug 06, 2021

JAPAN [AOMORI]
Japanese Ingredients for the World’s Top Kitchens #06 BLACK GARLIC
From Niche Health Fad to Sought-After Chefs’ Darling

text by Michiko Watanabe / photographs by Daisuke Nakajima / English text by Susan Rogers Chikuba Ao...

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Jul 05, 2021

JAPAN [TOKYO]
Japanese Ingredients for the World’s Top Kitchens #05 ORGANIC VEGETABLES
All-Natural Farming Right in Tokyo

JOURNAL / JAPAN 日本語(Japanease) text by Michiko Watanabe / photographs by Daisuke Nakajima / English ...

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Jun 07, 2021

JAPAN [IBARAKI]
Japanese Ingredients for the World’s Top Kitchens #04 STRAWBERRIES
Soil Makes All the Difference

text by Michiko Watanabe / photographs by Daisuke Nakajima / English text by Susan Rogers Chikuba Fi...

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May 10, 2021

Japanese Ingredients for the World’s Top Kitchens #03
HOTHOUSE LEMONS
Yamakita Green Lemons, Ideal for Summer

text by Michiko Watanabe / photographs by Daisuke Nakajima / English text by Susan Rogers Chikuba Th...

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Apr 12, 2021

Japanese Ingredients for the World’s Top Kitchens #02
RAPESEED OIL
Cold-Pressed and All-Natural, Straight from the Land

text by Michiko Watanabe / photographs by Daisuke Nakajima / English text by Susan Rogers Chikuba In...

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Mar 15, 2021

Japan [Yamagata]
Finding the meaning of life in the mountain of Yamagata

When we arrive at Farm Red & Green after lunch on a sunny November afternoon, all is quiet, save...

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Mar 08, 2021

Japan [Yamagata]
Community spirit drives hospitality in Tendo

On a modest plot of land near JR Tendo station, in Yamagata Prefecture, farmer Yoshinori Wakatsuki i...

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Mar 01, 2021

Japanese Ingredients for the World’s Top Kitchens #01
Black Currants
Handpicked Goodness from Aomori, Rich in Polyphenols

text by Michiko Watanabe / photographs by Daisuke Nakajima / English text by Susan Rogers Chikuba “O...

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Feb 25, 2021

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