Kyoto chef praised for intangible influence

Apr 24, 2013

Kyoto chef praised for intangible influence

by Akane Murakoshi

Eiichi Takahashi, 74, was recently designated as a part of Kyoto’s intangible cultural heritage as the 14th generation owner and head chef of Hyotei, a restaurant steeped in traditional Japanese cuisine with a history dating back more than 400 years. “Do not tinker too ...

Chef leaves Japanese imprint in bronze at top French cookoff

Apr 6, 2013

Chef leaves Japanese imprint in bronze at top French cookoff

By leading the Japan team to a medal in the Bocuse d’Or cooking competition in late January, chef Noriyuki Hamada realized a long-cherished dream shared by his compatriots by showcasing what he calls “Japan’s original French cuisine.” “This is certainly not the end of ...

Japan chef wins medal at top culinary contest

Feb 1, 2013

Japan chef wins medal at top culinary contest

Japan’s Noriyuki Hamada captured the bronze medal Wednesday in the Bocuse d’Or, becoming only the second non-European to reach the podium in the 26-year history of the world’s most prestigious culinary competition. The gold medal went to Thibaut Ruggeri of France and the silver ...