Nov 24, 2015

Japan to certify foreign cooks of 'washoku'

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry is planning a certification system for non-Japanese cooks working at washoku traditional Japanese cuisine restaurants abroad. The popularity of Japanese food is growing worldwide, helped in part by the addition of washoku to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list ...

Is virtual art as nourishing as a set meal?

Mar 13, 2015

Is virtual art as nourishing as a set meal?

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You have to admit, it’s all awfully clever. At “L’art de Rosanjin,” which runs at Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall until March 24, visitors can sit in a virtual tempura restaurant, and gawp as images of the chef’s hands at work are projected on the counter ...

The raw appeal of eggs

| Sep 16, 2014

The raw appeal of eggs

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The average Japanese person eats around 320 eggs (tamago) per year, according to the International Egg Commission, placing it in the Top 3 worldwide. (In comparison, the average American eats around 250 eggs per year.) Eggs are enjoyed in many sweet and savory dishes, ...