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Epicurean Ideals
from the Heart of Japan

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Upon moving to Japan in 2007 and joining the Nakazatos of Karatsu, a gastronomy focused family of potters, I immediately recognized the great depth and beauty of Japanese culinary traditions. Eating at my mother-in-law’s table kindled a desire to know more about the fascinating ingredients she used and the techniques that daily transformed them into such exquisite dishes. Thus began an enduring journey deep into Japan's food culture.

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culinary arts immersion

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Mostly cooking, a lot of eating, and a little exploring.

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the tools of life

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A selection of artisan offerings. - (coming June 2020)

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hosted travel

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considered narratives

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Stories of people and practices shaping Japan's cuisine and culture.

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Ready for a deeper dive into Japan's food and culture in context?
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that inexplicable essence of Japan’s culinary culture

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“Through her beautiful prose and photography Prairie captures

She has a gift for conveying the underlying philosophies that are inherent in kaiseki cuisine - a deep appreciation and gratitude for all that nature has to offer.” 

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