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WOMEN OF TASTE

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LIFE / Food & Drink / Women of Taste
Mar 14, 2021
Fromage Sen creates a cheese that Japan can call its own
Chiyo Shibata used her training in microbiology to come up with award-winning and uniquely Japanese cheeses that include touches of sake lees and salted rice mold.
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Feb 13, 2021
Yoko Nagatomo Shiomi: An unusual heir to a 144-year-old miso brewery
Thanks to its strong female leadership, Kanena Miso & Soy Sauce Brewery has weathered war, shifts in taste and now the pandemic.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / Women of Taste
Jan 10, 2021
VinVie breathes life (and cider) into Matsukawa
Nobuko Takemura co-founded VinVie Winery & Cidery to spread the gospel of cider in Japan and give local apple growers a much-needed boost.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / Women of Taste
Dec 12, 2020
Want a deeper understanding of Tokyo’s culinary landscape? Just ask Yukari Sakamoto.
The first non-Japanese to become a shu014dchu016b advisor, this chef, sommelier and tour guide built her career on sharing Tokyo's best with the world.
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Nov 7, 2020
Dawn Club culinary group shines a light on Tsugaru’s traditional cuisine
Odds are you've never heard of Tsugaru, or its culinary history. But one group of farmers is trying to keep traditional dishes alive.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / Women of Taste
Oct 10, 2020
Keiko Seto pushes the limits of vegan food
Art director-turned-chef Keiko Seto harnesses organic produce for Mique's multicultural, plant-based menu — and she does it out of a garage.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / Women of Taste
Sep 12, 2020
The ever-evolving curiosity of Ayako Suwa
Food performance artist Ayako Suwa harnesses emotions such as anger, happiness and remorse, translating them into sensory culinary experiences.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / Women of Taste
Aug 9, 2020
Masayo Funakoshi: Making a place for art in the kitchen
Chef Masayo Funakoshi has cooked all around the world, blending art, artists, music and community around her eclectic mix of dishes.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / Women of Taste
Jul 11, 2020
Yuri Nomura: The interplay between good food and a good life
Chef, writer and media star Yuri Nomura dove into organic food a decade ago, and has spent her career promoting the ties between farmer and consumer.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / Women of Taste
Jun 13, 2020
Yubako Kamohara: Taking center counter at Tsurutokame
Yubako Kamohara leads Japan's only all-female kaiseki restaurant, Tsurutokame. But becoming an itamae chef wasn't her original plan.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / Women of Taste
May 9, 2020
Not a sake lover? You just haven’t met sommelier Yuki Imanishi
At Sake Lovers Inc., founder Yuki Imanishi works with 100 small breweries across Japan to promote their products and connect them directly with consumers.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / Women of Taste
Mar 7, 2020
Elizabeth Andoh: Writer, chef, world-renowned washoku expert
Elizabeth Andoh's decades-long passion for cooking and Japanese cuisine had an unlikely catalyst: A bowl of awful udon noodles.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / Women of Taste
Feb 8, 2020
For chef Yoko Higuchi, honesty is the best policy
Chef Yoko Higuchi knows what it takes to get Fukushima Prefecture's agricultural produce back on the map: honesty. "My customers trust me not only to give them good food, but that it contains what I say it contains, that it comes from where I say it does," she says. "If I lie, I harm them and the people here."
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LIFE / Food & Drink / Women of Taste
Jan 11, 2020
Marie-Josee Laforest: Harvesting the rewards of organic permaculture
From five holy basil seeds, an oregano plant, a few stems of orange mint, six fig tree cuttings and a handful of butterfly pea seeds, Marie-Josee Laforest's sprouts have grown to become a 200-hectare organic permaculture farm in the mountains Oita Prefecture.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / Women of Taste
Dec 7, 2019
Tokiko Iino: Appetizing tales begin with the plate
In the past four years, if you've stepped into Isetan Shinjuku and checked out one of its in-store displays, chances are you've seen Tokiko Iino's food styling designs.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / Women of Taste
Nov 9, 2019
Chie Nishimura: Reducing food waste jar by jar
Chie Nishimura's business, Farm Canning, uses around 1,000 kilograms of organic 'ugly vegetables' per year, turning them into canned preserves and healthy catered meals.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / Women of Taste
Oct 12, 2019
In Oiso, Lee Utsumi's organic bakery is on the rise
After a transformative bread-tasting experience in California, Lee Utsumi knew she wanted to become a baker and now runs her own natural bakery, Lee's Bread, in Oiso, Kanagawa Prefecture.
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Sep 7, 2019
Takako Yoshino's growing community of farmers
With the average age of farmers in Japan over 65 and predicted to decline in the next decade, Takako Yoshino hopes to inspire a new generation of younger farmers.

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