Takahashi

Takahashi

One of my best discoveries recently is 8 places sushi-ya in Wimbledon Takahashi, run by a husband and a wife team. Before moving to London, Nobuhisa Takahashi worked at a kaiseki restaurant in Japan as well as Nobu Tokyo, where he acquired great skills for both, sushi and Japanese fine dining.…

27
Aug
Topic: All things Japan
What is Umami, anyway?

What is Umami, anyway?

Luxeat Insider · 13th ED.

What is Umami, anyway?

Luxeat Insider · 13th ED.

A single word holds the key to the magic to so much of what we understand about the world of taste and flavour today – Umami. But what is this famous fifth taste, where do we find it, and why is it that we can’t get enough of it? In…

15
Apr
Finding Umami in Sake: Six of the Best

Finding Umami in Sake: Six of the Best

Luxeat Insider · 13th ED.

Finding Umami in Sake: Six of the Best

Luxeat Insider · 13th ED.

Throughout this series, we’ve delved into the world of Umami – the indescribable fifth flavour – which was discovered in Japan by Professor Ikeda in 1908. To put it simply, when something is really tasty and delicious, it’s very often the case that it’s got umami in it. Scientifically, these…

15
Apr
Green Tea & Umami: the Extraordinary Journey of Green Tea from Japan to Portugal, with Nina Gruntkowski and Chá Camélia

Green Tea & Umami: the Extraordinary Journey of Green Tea from Japan to Portugal, with Nina Gruntkowski and Chá Camélia

Luxeat Insider · 13th ED.

Green Tea & Umami: the Extraordinary Journey of Green Tea from Japan to Portugal, with Nina Gruntkowski and Chá Camélia

Luxeat Insider · 13th ED.

Umami is synonymous with Japan in many ways, in everything from their cuisine to their tea ceremonies, but there’s no reason the illusive ‘fifth taste’ can’t be produced in other countries too. This was exactly the thought that struck journalist Nina Gruntowski one day, when she discovered that green tea…

15
Apr
Ramen with David Quist

Ramen with David Quist

Luxeat Insider · 11th ED.

Ramen with David Quist

Luxeat Insider · 11th ED.

A PhD in microbiology may not seem an obvious background for the creator of a trendy ramen shop in Oslo, but the connections run deeper than you might think. David Quist talks to Luxeat about the huge untapped potential of making meat from fungi, and why ramen is the perfect…

28
Sep '21
An Exploration of Japanese Sake with Rebekah Wilson-Lye

An Exploration of Japanese Sake with Rebekah Wilson-Lye

Luxeat Insider · 11th ED.

An Exploration of Japanese Sake with Rebekah Wilson-Lye

Luxeat Insider · 11th ED.

Sake – a fermented alcohol, brewed from rice, kōji rice, water and yeast – is one of the world’s most misunderstood beverages. It’s not a distilled spirit, and to ensure it maintains its true quality, low temperature storage is essential at all times. We sit down with Rebekah Wilson-Lye, a…

28
Sep '21
Rossella Menegazzo: The enduring beauty of Japanese design

Rossella Menegazzo: The enduring beauty of Japanese design

Luxeat Insider · 11th ED.

Rossella Menegazzo: The enduring beauty of Japanese design

Luxeat Insider · 11th ED.

Art historian Rossella Menegazzo has always specialised in Japan: she completed her PhD in Oriental Studies with a dissertation on Japanese art history and photography in 2009, and went on to become Professor of East Asian Art History at the University of Milan. Menegazzo is the author of numerous texts…

28
Sep '21
Japanese Ceramics with Robert Yellin

Japanese Ceramics with Robert Yellin

Luxeat Insider · 11th ED.

Japanese Ceramics with Robert Yellin

Luxeat Insider · 11th ED.

As part of our deep dive into Japan, Luxeat has the joy of meeting with a Japanese ceramics legend to better understand the history and importance of cups, plates and bowls across the nation. Robert Yellin is an American Japanese ceramics specialist who has been living in Japan since 1984.…

26
Sep '21
Sushi and sake pairing

Sushi and sake pairing

Sushi and sake pairing

Originally from Sapporo,Takuya Watanabeis the chef-owner of Jin, Michelin starred sushi restaurant in Paris. Opened in 2013, Taku was one of the first sushi masters in Europe to serve omakase behind the counter, just like in Japan. He has also put a lot of time and effort into sourcing only…

31
Aug '21
Beyond Sake: Japanese rice wine, and the fascinating world of Doburoku

Beyond Sake: Japanese rice wine, and the fascinating world of Doburoku

Luxeat Insider · 9th ED.

Beyond Sake: Japanese rice wine, and the fascinating world of Doburoku

Luxeat Insider · 9th ED.

By Pablo Alomar Salvioni We’re all familiar with sake, the alcoholic rice wine which is known as Japan’s national drink. There are myriad different varieties and flavours, and the proper term is Nihonshu or Seishu in Japanese. While sake is well-known, however, there is another drink with the appearance of…

2
May '21
Tales of a Japanese Rice Grower: Kayama San

Tales of a Japanese Rice Grower: Kayama San

Luxeat Insider · 9th ED.

Tales of a Japanese Rice Grower: Kayama San

Luxeat Insider · 9th ED.

As part of a special issue about rice, we talk with Kayama San, who comes from five generations of ancestral Japanese farmers in Northern Kyoto. Beyond continuing the family legacy, he feels a sense of mission and purpose in protecting Japanese food culture, as well as helping maintain the beautiful…

2
May '21