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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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septemeber, 2019

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Considered narratives of the people and practices shaping Japan's cuisine and culture.


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