April 29, 2013
KYOTO--The secrets and techniques of master Japanese chefs have been passed down to apprentice chefs for ages, leaving others to experiment in the kitchen to try to duplicate...
February 28, 2013
TOBE, Ehime Prefecture--A saucepan that causes its contents to spin when heated is selling fast in Japan and promises to become the next big thing for the cook who has better...
December 28, 2012
OSAKA--An artisanal vendor is bringing delicious home-smoked foods to happy customers on the streets of Osaka--if they can find her.
December 12, 2012
It sure is not to everyone's taste, but for some daring diners eating insects is a rare delight. And they say there's no need to make a meal of it--you can eat beetles, bees...
September 15, 2012
KYOTO--One could forgive Thomas Bertrand for feeling boxed in.
September 03, 2012
It was a dinner of biblical proportions: Thousands of festival-goers shared a giant stew on a riverbank in Yamagata on Sept. 2.
April 09, 2012
I can name many books about cooking meat that have grabbed my attention. The latest is "Steak: One Man's Search for the World's Tastiest Piece of Beef" by Mark Schatzker, a...
February 28, 2012
For years, the city of Mima in Tokushima Prefecture has struggled to deal with an overpopulation of deer, but had no real effective means for reducing their numbers.
September 21, 2011
Here's a tasty dish to add to the already wide repertoire for sanma (saury), a seasonal fish whose rich flavor is an autumn favorite.
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