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Epicurean Ideals
from the Heart of Japan

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Upon moving to Japan in 2007 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 and the techniques that daily transformed them into such exquisite dishes. Thus began an enduring journey deep into Japan's food and culture in context.

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Considered narratives of the 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 the spirit,

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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