British chef Valentine Warner developed a taste for Japanese food at a younger age than most Europeans in his generation.

Until he was 3, he lived in Japan while his father was the ambassador. After the family moved back home, his mother continued cooking Japanese dishes using seaweed and mackerel while "japanifying" other meals.

Warner's love for Japanese food and drink continued, and he is now helping to promote the cuisine in Britain, taking part in a culinary demonstration hosted by the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry.