Japan's Psychedelic Baker Turns Bread into Astrological Art and Drinks Immortality Cider
"There are a lot of connections between the world of yeast and the universe," says Junpei Katsumi of Paradise Alley Bread & Co.
How São Paulo Fell in Love with Sushi
“Being a Brazilian chef but a descendant of Japanese immigrants, I try to combine all my cultural references to create my dishes.”
Inside Japan's Surprising But Thriving Jamaican Food Scene
Bob Marley’s 1979 tour of Japan sparked underground interest in Jamaican culture—and food. I met some of Japan’s reggae super fans who started their own Caribbean food spots.
A Brief History of How Curry Ended Up in Japan
In Japan, curry and rice is just as much a national dish as sushi or ramen.
Meet the 21-Year-Old Running an Omakase Restaurant in His Dorm Room
Kitsanin Thanyakulsajja—currently a university student in Amsterdam—serves a multi-course Japanese tasting menu of grilled scallops, marinated salmon caviar, and langoustine.
How to Make Super Fancy Salmon in Less Than 30 Minutes
Shuko Oda, head chef at London’s Koya Soho, shows us how to make steam-fried salmon with mushrooms and ponzu sauce—all in less than half an hour.
This British Farm Is Hiding a Japanese Vegetable Paradise
NamaYasai is no ordinary farm. In its fields and greenhouses grows a cornucopia of Japanese produce: yuzu, edamame, shiso, and daikon.
American Comedian Compares Gun Control to Asking Japanese People to Give Up Miso Soup
“Dude, you can’t kill someone with a bowl of miso soup,” one person responded.
This Sushi Chef Puts Japanese Cherry Blossom Season on a Plate
Hideki Hiwatashi has created a menu inspired by hanami—the Japanese feast that celebrates cherry blossom season and the start of spring.
Hong Kong Still Won't Lift Ban on Food from Fukushima
Seven years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan is struggling to convince the world that its fish and produce is safe to eat.
How to Eat Sushi, According to Tsukiji Fishmongers
Just like produce, sushi is seasonal.
In Japan, I Found Home Through Fried Chicken
I’m not the first person to say that food is our greatest diplomat, and I won’t be the last. But how else could I have found myself in another country, across the world, looking for a dish I grew up on?