Michelin-starred chef fears loss of tradition

May 15, 2014

Michelin-starred chef fears loss of tradition

by Junko Fujita

At his three-star Michelin restaurant in Tokyo, Yoshihiro Murata serves elaborate 12-course meals of delicate Japanese food. But his real passion is to make sure simple, traditional food is passed on to the next generation. Japanese food is now widely available around the world, ...

Kyoto has recipe for promoting food

Jan 3, 2014

Kyoto has recipe for promoting food

by Mie Sakamoto

Now that traditional Japanese cuisine has been added to UNESCO’s Intangible Heritage list, Japan is looking to train foreign chefs in the ways of “washoku” to promote proper worldwide appreciation of the culinary heritage. At the forefront is the cultural capital of Kyoto. Since ...