Girl power sushi chefs: We can make the cut

Jun 12, 2014

Girl power sushi chefs: We can make the cut

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Chie Inamoto decided to become a chef to challenge the widespread view that sushi made by women just isn't as good as that made by men. Inamoto, 47, manages an outlet of the Isomaru seafood chain in Atami, the famous hot spring resort in Shizuoka ...

Kyoto chef praised for intangible influence

Apr 24, 2013

Kyoto chef praised for intangible influence

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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 much ...

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 my ...