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Local cuisine on traditional recipes and wisdom inherited from generation to generation


March 16th, 2017

Ponshu paradise

Sake(Fukui Prefecture)

Fukui entertains visitors with a variety of fine sake. Sake is Japanese alcohol made from rice, water, koji (a mold that grows on rice), and yeast. Japanese people often call...
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February 24th, 2017

Soul Food of Fukui

Echizen Soba

If you love to have an adventure, why don’t you jump on a train to Fukui?  At first glance, Fukui City might appear to have little to offer tourists, however,...
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January 13th, 2017

Fermented food in fishing villages

Heshiko(Obama City)

Fish inevitably spoils or goes rotten soon without stopping the bacteria.  Fermentation is one of the common methods to preserve fish for a longer time; e.g., anchovy from the Mediterranean,...
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November 20th, 2016

Local cuisine in the ‘Pompeii’ of Japan

Ichijodani - Asakura Zen (Fukui City)

Pierre Deschamps, the director of the documentary film “Noma My Perfect Storm”, pointed out that the aim of Noma, a two star Michelin restaurant in Copenhagen, is to promote the...
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September 21st, 2016

Aging kombu for marvelous umami

Transit Point for Kombu (Tsuruga City)

Have you ever heard of “umami”? Umami (旨味) is the fifth taste (following sweet, sour, salty and bitter), corresponding to the flavor of glutamates, especially monosodium glutamate.  The chemical basis...
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