Girl power sushi chefs: We can make the cut

National Jun 12, 2014

Girl power sushi chefs: We can make the cut

by Junji Yamaguchi

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

National Apr 24, 2013

Kyoto chef praised for intangible influence

by Akane Murakoshi

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 ...