Ross Kenneth Urken

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In Tohoku, samurai cuisine is racking up Michelin stars

Food & Drink Apr 13, 2018

In Tohoku, samurai cuisine is racking up Michelin stars

In the town of Shiogama in Miyagi Prefecture, there's a residential neighborhood overlooking Matsushima Bay, the epicenter of Japan's catastrophic March 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami. On a quiet street there, chef Hideyuki Irakawa and his wife, Michiko, have been serving samurai food from ...