In this issue we profile three restaurants in Kanazawa, a city on Japan´s west coast, 2,5 hours with Shinkansen from Tokyo.
We visited them several times to be able to understand their philosophies and gain their trust. In Japan you don´t just walk in…
From environmentally conscious sushi chef Takayoshi Yamaguchi of Mekumi, hunter-chef-forager and artist Akiyoshi Komura of Tsubaki, where he and his mother, Michiyo, run their family restaurant in the mountains. Finally we found the heart and soul of modern kaiseki in the outskirts of Kanazawa by chef Takuya Kataori.
We also feature Japanese influences outside of Japan. In Berlin award winning writer Lisa Abend met up with the guys behind Ernst restaurant. An honest story from a young restaurant changing the conservative fine-dining landscape in Germany.
In “40 years of soba” expat Robbie Swinnerton revisits his first days in Japan in 1980 and since then he never even thought about leaving.
An intimate look at Terada Honke, one of Japan’s last artisanal sake breweries where hard work and an obsession with fermentation never ends.
Fuchsia Dunlop reveals the relationship between Japan and China in Japan Diary.
Chefs Andoni Luis Aduriz, Sean Brock and Thomas Frebel write about their personal relationships to Japan with incredible images by Raku Inoue.
French feared food critic François Simon takes a look at the odd Franco-Japanese love relationship in “French Connection”.
As always striking art, an original manga and illustrations from exclusively Japanese artists throughout 240 pages. Phew!
And if that wasn’t enough there is a free supplement, our Tokyo Guide by 10 insiders, 55 essential eating and drinking tips that will not break your bank!
Fool #7 – the political issue.
184 editorial ad-free pages. Hardcover. Thread-bound. Limited edition of 3,000 copies. Two different covers, same content. Bo or Aaron? Your choice. Or why not both?
WELCOME TO THE FOOD CIRCUS – PR, PUBLICITY AND COOKING by Lisa Abend BO & DYLAN: YOUNG, ANGRY & MAKING A CHANGE by Perm Paitayawat A BRUTAL BREAK UP, THEN HOPE by Aaron Turner FEAR OF FOOD by Joanna Blythman OSWALDO OLIVA – MEXPAT BREAKS UNWRITTEN RULES by Nicholas Gill THE AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE by Andrew Friedman SOBERING THOUGHTS – FIGHTING GLUTTONY by Marie-Claude Lortie WHY ALL THIS FUSS ABOUT WOMEN? ASK THE WOMEN by Lesley Chesterman WILL GOLDFARB – MORE THAN A DESSERT CHEF by Lotta Jörgensen SAVE THE OCEANS – STEAL THEM by Seth Macinko FOOD FACTS, SEEDS, CASU MARZU, POLISH MILK BARS, VENEZUELA and much more…